Montane has teamed up with Melanie Windridge, the British physicist and science communicator, on a project to reach the 8,848-meter Everest summit whilst showcasing career options for young people, especially girls and those from disadvantaged backgrounds, in science. Montane has supplied equipment and clothing for cold weather. The project, which will run throughout 2018, is supported by the Institute of Physics and Royal Society of Chemistry. As she scales the mountain, Dr Windridge, who is 37 years old, will share stories about how technology has turned Everest from a mountain once reserved for elite climbers to one accessible to ordinary people. Windridge is wearing a beacon which updates her position in near real-time on Everest. Her progress can be followed at The expedition and program are supported by a broad media campaign to raise public awareness of science and science careers.