Woman Breaks Everest Age Record

Watanabe, 73, reaches summit Saturday

Mount Everest

Mount Everest     Photo: Rupert Taylor-Price/Flickr

Seventy-three-year-old Japanese climber Tamae Watanabe on Saturday broke her own record as the oldest woman to summit Mount Everest. Watanabe set the previous record at age 63 in 2002. On Saturday morning, she summited with a Japanese partner and three guides from Asian Trekking. A 76-year-old Nepalese man holds the record for the oldest person to climb Everest. Watanabe and her team ascended from the Tibetan side of the mountain, and several climbers from the Nepalese side also reached the summit over the weekend.

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