Kathmandu, Amazing ! A grandmother from Japan succeeded conquer the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, or commonly called the Himalayas. 73-year-old woman has even succeeded break the world record as the oldest woman who reached the summit Everest.
Tamae Watanabe (73) succeeded set foot on the summit of Mount Everest at an altitude of 8,848 meters, on Saturday (19/5) morning. On Friday (18/5) night, Watanabe succeeded reach a height of 8300 meters before continuing the climb and reach the top.
In this climb, Watanabe and colleagues through a trajectory that starts north of the Tibetan region. Formidable grandmother was born 21 November 1938, set off from Kathmandu in the last month. Although succeeded reached the summit, but plans to climb Mount Everest had been delayed and should be rescheduled 2 times because the weather’s changing.
Together with 30 other climbers, climbing to the summit of Everest is a bit late from the schedule. At first, Watanabe intends to summit Everest on Tuesday (15/5) and then, but again there are strong winds on the slopes forced her to postpone the plan.
When weather conditions are conducive begin, continue the climb back up to the end Watanabe succeeded set foot on the summit of Everest on Saturday morning. Similarly, as delivered by the Chief of Kathmandu’s Asian Trekking, Ang Tshering Sherpa, as the organizer of this expedition, as reported by The Mainichi, Saturday (19/05/2012).
Watanabe reached the summit also a world record-breaking category of the oldest woman to conquer Mount Everest. Watanabe beat her own record, which is printed on May 16, 2002. At that time, Watanabe successfully reached the summit via the south route that starts from Nepal.
Watanabe is a retired employee and comes from Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, this is one of two Japanese women who had conquered the Himalayas. Other Japanese woman named Junko Tabei managed to record as the first woman who reached the summit Everest in 1975 ago.
Keep in mind, the world record for oldest man to succeeded climb Mount Everest Nepal held by a man named Min Bahadur Sherchan. Sherchan reached the summit of Everest in May 2008, when aged 76 years. While the record of the youngest climber to conquer Everest is held by a U.S. teenager named Jordan Romero. Romero reached the summit of Everest in 2010, when he was 13 years old