46 years, Australia
Alpinism has no age. When you are full of strength and ambition - you are young. Mountains have this magic that keeps the spirit.
A 79-year-old woman from Tokyo Eiko Funahashi is planning to climb Everest this spring. This is her 4th attempt to scale the mountain. She’s got a chance to become the oldest woman on the world’s highest mountain.
The record still belongs to her compatriot Tamae Watanabe who reached the summit at the age of 73 in 2012.
By the way, the first woman to scale the Everest was Japanese as well –Junko Tabei, 1975.
We all wish Eiko Funahashi good luck, perfect weather and new records!
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