Alison Hargreaves was an English female mountain climber. She was educated in Derbyshire at Belper School. Her accomplishments included being the second person to scale Mount Everest solo without supplementary oxygen in 1995. She also soloed all the great north faces of the Alps in a single season a first for any climber. This feat included climbing the famously difficult north face of the Eiger in the Alps in 1993. Hargreaves also climbed Ama Dablam in Nepal. In 1995 Alison Hargreaves intended to climb the three highest mountains in the world Mount Everest, K2 and Kangchenjunga unaided. On 13 May 1995 she reached the summit of Everest without the aid of Sherpas or bottled oxygen.