Mount Everest Trip Report (#2118)
- Signed By: Dayita Bira Datta
- Date submitted: May 27, 2003
I am a school teacher with an interest in reading about climbing and exploration. I logged on to your site about Everest facts, and I found a wrong one. You attribute the first female ascent to Lydia Brady. In fact it was Junko Tabei in 1975. I remember it because it was International women's year and we all rejoiced. You may like to add that the only woman to climb the peak twice is Indian - Santosh Yadav, a policewoman. She is also the only woman to lead an expedition on the Kangshung face of Everest.