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16yo Sarah, decides against Everest summit bid

Postby IHikeLikeAGirl » Wed May 18, 2011 7:20 am

Just saw this, this morning.

http://blog.firstascent.com/2011/05/17/dave-hahns-16-year-old-client-makes-tough-decision-against-everest-summit-attempt/comment-page-1/

Would she have been the youngest female to summit? Nepalese or non-Nepalese?
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Re: 16yo Sarah, decides against Everest summit bid

Postby Jim Davies » Wed May 18, 2011 7:52 am

15-year-old Nepalese Ming Kipa Sherpa summitted in 2003. She was the youngest until 13-year-old Jordan Romero broke her record in 2010. Both summitted from Tibet, since Nepal doesn't allow climbers under age 16.
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Re: 16yo Sarah, decides against Everest summit bid

Postby IHikeLikeAGirl » Wed May 18, 2011 7:54 am

Thanks. :)
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