73-year-old woman summits Mt. Everest

73-year-old woman summits Mt. Everest

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Japanese mountaineer Tamae Watanabe smiles during a press meeting and handover of the Guinness World Record Certificate to Watanabe in Kathmandu on May 25, 2012. The 73-year-old Japanese mountaineer, who became the oldest woman to conquer Mount Everest a decade ago, smashed her own record on May 19, 2012. Watanabe made history previously when she scaled the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) peak on May 16, 2002, taking the title of world's oldest female Everest summiteer from Poland's Anna Czerwinska. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/GettyImages)

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by WWLTV.com

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Posted on May 29, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Updated Sunday, Oct 13 at 9:33 PM

In an article in USA Today on aging, staying active as people age and changing the perpections of being old is the story of a woman who became the oldest woman climb the 29,035-foot peak of Mt. Everest

Japanese mountaineer Tamae Watanabe, 73, became the oldest woman ever to summit Mt. Everest, breaking she had held when she climbed the world's tallest mountain at the age of 62.

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