Daily Random News: 73-year-old Climbs Everest

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I’m like a third of this woman’s age and I could never climb any mountain, let alone Everest. You go Tamae Watanabe!

A 73-year-old Japanese woman climbed to Mount Everest’s peak Saturday, smashing her own record to again become the oldest woman to scale the world’s highest mountain.

Tamae Watanabe reached Everest’s 8,850-meter-high (29,035-foot-high) summit from the northern side of the mountain in Tibet on Saturday morning with four other team members, said Ang Tshering of the China Tibet Mountaineering Association in Nepal.

Watanabe had climbed Everest in 2002 at the age of 63 to become the oldest woman to scale the mountain. She had retained the title until she topped herself a decade later.

 

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