41 years, Australia
Never say that extreme sports are dangerous. Sad news came from USA: climber Charlotte Fox, survivor of Everest 1996 tragedy and one of the characters of “Into Thin Air” and “The Climb” books, died after the fall from a flight of steep stairs at home. She was only 61 years old. RIP
Charlotte Fox returning from Everest in 1996. Photo: Binod Joshi/AP
Back in the 90’s she was the first American woman to climb 3 peaks over 8,000 m and had continued climbing right up until the time of hear death. Most famously, Fox was a survivor of the Everest accident chronicled in Jon Krakauer’s “Into Thin Air.”
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