Tamae Watanabe broke world record on Saturday morning when the 73-year-old pensioner from Japan became the oldest woman to climb Mount Everest.
Watanabe beat her own record, reaching Everest’s 8,850 metre high summit from the northern side of the mountain in Tibet, a feat she had accomplished once before in 2002, the Daily Mail reported.
She first reach the top of the mountain at age 63 when she first made the record of oldest person to reach the peak. DM reported that Ang Tshering of the China Tibet Mountaineering Association in Nepal confirmed that Watanabe and the mountain-climbing team of four were all in good health after the steep climb.
They left last hight altitude camp located at 8,300 meters on Friday night and continued until they reached the summit on Saturday morning, and the Mail reports they are now making their way back to the base of the mountain.
The oldest person to climb Everest is a Nepalese man, Min Bahadur Sherchan, who reached the peak in 2008 at the age of 76.