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May 19, 2012

73-year old Japanese becomes oldest woman to climb Mount Everest

     London: A 73-year old Japanese mountaineer, who became the oldest woman to scale Mount Everest a decade ago, smashed her own record on Saturday. Ang Tshering, of the China Tibet Mountaineering Association, said Tamae Watanabe reached Everest’s 29,035-foot-high summit from the northern side of the mountain in Tibet with four other team members, the Daily Express reported. Mr Tshering said Ms Watanabe and the other team members are in good condition and are on their way back to the base of the mountain. Ms Watanabe had climbed Everest in 2002 at the age of 63 to become the oldest woman to scale the mountain.
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