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  EverestHistory.com: Mary “Dolly” Lefever


Mary “Dolly” Lefever held the title of the oldest surviving women to have reached the summit of Mt. Everest (at the time of her summit). She reached the top of the world on May 10, 1993. She would share the title with a Japanese climber by the name of Yasuo Namba; both women were 47 years old when they climbed Everest. Unfortunately, after Namba reached the summit in 1996 she was killed in a storm during the descent. The record now seems to get broken every year or so...

 

In addition to climbing Mt. Everest, Dolly has climbed all of the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. She made her first attempt at climbing Everest in 1989 from Tibet, but the climb was not a success.

Dolly lives in Alaska and is a certified nurse and hypnotherapist. Back in 1973-74 Dolly volunteered her nursing services to the Himalayan Rescue Association; a non-profit organization formed in 1973 to help reduce casualties in the Nepal Himalayas. Perhaps it was during that time she first decided that she too would climb Everest.

 






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