Diving in with 360 – Edition 2: Kirsty Hassell

Kirsty is a valued Underwriter in the 360 Commercial team, based in 360’s Newcastle office in Charlestown.  She recently spent her 30th Birthday in Africa climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, and says:

” The climb was so testing and really hard. There were a few moments where I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it, especially on the summit night when we went to bed the night before at 7pm to be woken up at 10pm to start hiking up to the top. About 4am when my fingers, toes and legs froze, I had to use my hands to move my legs one in front of the next, as I was crying out of pure exhaustion! The guides were singing to motivate us and as the sun started to come up we could see the summit. It was like YES we’ve got this – and we all made it to the top!

My birthday was so special and more than I could have asked for. I was still on the mountain and all 50 guides/porters and the rest of the group gathered under the backdrop of Kilimanjaro and sang happy birthday.”

Getting to know Kirsty:

  1. What are you currently reading/watching?
    Peaky Blinders
  2. What is your pet hate?
    People being negative and people constantly on their phone especially when in company of others! They need to live in the moment in the real world NOT the digital one!
  3. What was your first job? 
    Looking after other people’s horses whilst they were away on holidays
  4. What is the most interesting place you’ve been?
    Tanzania – It stole my heart: the culture, the people, the way of life !!!
  5. Who is your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
    Imagine Dragons
  6. If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be?
    Healthcare (Doctor/Nursing) so i could volunteer and help people in poor countries that cant afford health care

Kirsty Hassell

360 Commercial
P. 02 4077 3853

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