Monday, March 9, 2020

Lydia Bradley: The First Woman to Summit Everest without Oxygen

In 1988, Lydia Bradley became the first woman to summit Mt. Everest without oxygen. Two other New Zealanders were unable to summit the day before. As a result, they sewed doubt about Lydia's ground-breaking ascent. After some time, a Spanish climber confirmed her ascent and the ascent was recorded in the history books as an important first.

In the following video, Lydia discusses both her ascent, as well as the controversy around it.



--Jason  D. Martin

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