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73-Year-Old Woman Summits Everest for Second Time Options
Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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73-Year-Old Woman Summits Everest for Second Time

Tamae Watanabe, who 10 years ago became the oldest woman in the world to summit Mount Everest, has broken her own record, reaching its 29,035-foot (8,850-meter) peak for the second time at the age of 73. Everest has been scaled by some 3,700 climbers since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first climbed it in 1953. The oldest person to successfully make the dangerous climb is a Nepalese man, Min Bahadur Sherchan, who did so in 2008 at the age of 76. More...
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 8:39:51 PM

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Still don't like ' summit ' as a verb. A Canadian woman was among four who died on Everest last weekend. There were 208 people attempting to reach the summit on one day. Ridiculous.
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