Seventy-three-year-old Japanese woman sets record to climb Mount Everest
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Seventy-three-year-old Japanese woman sets record to climb Mount Everest

Kathmandu : Nepal | May 19, 2012 at 12:14 AM PDT
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A 73-year-old Japanese woman has set the record for the oldest female to climb Mount Everest.

Tamae Watanabe reached reached the 29,029ft (8,848m) peak of the world's tallest mountain from the northern side of the mountain in Tibet on Saturday morning with four other team members.

According to Sherpa, all the climbers are healthly and have started descending to Camp 3 located at 8,300 metres.

Tamae Watanabe beat her own world record when she reached the peak of the world's highest mountain on Saturday morning.

Watanabe had climbed Everest in 2002 at the age of 63 to become the oldest woman to scale the mountain.

According to the Guinness World Records,the oldest person to climb Everest is a Nepalese man, Min Bahadur Sherchan, who climbed Everest in 2008 at the age of 76.

American Jordan Romero who made it to the top in 2010 when he was just ,13 named the youngest ever to climb the Mounteverst.

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Tamae Watanabe, right, of Japan poses with a photographer Noriyuki Muraguchi at a base camp on the foot of Mt Everest in Nepal.
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