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1st U.S. Woman Scales Everest

From Reuters

Stacy Allison, a 29-year-old construction worker from Portland, Ore., has become the first woman from the United States to climb Mt. Everest, Nepal’s Tourism Ministry said today.

It said Allison, in an 11-member team calling itself “Cowboys on Everest,” stood at 29,028 feet atop the world’s highest mountain on Thursday morning with Nepali climber Pasang Gyalzen, 26. They climbed the southeast ridge, the standard route to the top. Allison is the seventh woman to climb Everest but only the second from a Western country.


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