My name is Meghan Buchanan, and I am an Aerospace Engineer, Adventure Athlete and Motivational Speaker. I’ve set my sights on becoming the 1st Rocket Scientist to climb the 7 Summits, 5th US WOMAN to complete the EXPLORERS GRAND SLAM (climbing the world’s 7 Summits and last degree ski to the North and South Poles), and eventually 1st US WOMAN to complete the Adventurers Grand Slam (unsupported Poles). I am no stranger to taking on the impossible and defying odds.Through my experiences, I have focused my energy on overcoming stereotypes, obstacles, and life-threatening injuries by applying my tools of GGRIT.

Gratitude – Growth – Resilience – Integrity – Tenacity


Choosing To Rise: A Journey Through The Extreme

Life doesn’t get easier. But you have the choice every day to dig in, grit it out and get better at dealing with any challenge. I hope to inspire and teach others to apply GGRIT to reach their full potentials. GGRIT is a choice. Choose to RISE!

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Let’s Take A Step Back To Understand How I Got To This Place

Facing adversity as early as 7, when my family learned I am dyslexic, I was determined to overcome stereotypes and discrimination to pursue a career as a female engineer with learning differences.

As a girl, I found release and acceptance in the outdoors, hiking with my father throughout Colorado. I first summited Kilimanjaro with him in 2005. This was all taken away (2011) in the back bowls of Vail, when I suffered a horrendous, life-threatening snowboarding accident, severely breaking my femur. Told I was lucky to be alive and I would have a cane the rest of my life, I once again had to focus and set my intent.

After 2 years of intense physical therapy, a titanium allergy, and surgeries, I persevered to not only climb Kili again, but to take on the 7 summits.

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Explore Nature

Mount Elbrus


Rifle Falls

State Park

Chased by a Himalayan Snow Cock!

Dream Team Walk About

Let’s Take An Adventure!

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Mua’ Dib – The Chosen One!

Climbing day on Lobuche

Summit Bid in Sight!

Finding My Zen at EBC

Hiking with the Prince of Bahrain

Among Giants

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