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  Everest Summiter: Lydia Bradey


In 1987, Lydia became the first Australasian women to climb one of the worlds fourteen 8000m peaks, Gasherbrum II. In 1988 Lydia Bradey became the first woman to summit Everest without the aid of oxygen. She has aid climbed ten Big Walls, including 7 first female ascents in Yosemite Valley, CA.

Lydia grew up in Christchurch, New Zealand and at age 14 she went on her first wilderness expedition through Mountaincraft. By age 17 she was climbing hard and had reached the summits of Mt Aspiring (3033m) and Mt. Cook (3764m). At 19 Lydia’s passion for climbing lead her on international trips from Alaska and the lower 48 states to the UK and on to the Himalaya. After nine years of not staying anywhere for longer then four months Lydia eventually felt the need to return home. In 1994 she earned a degree in Physical Therapy from Auckland.

Today she is still climbing and works as a mountain guide for Adventure Consultants. She is married and building an eco house near Wanaka. Lydia hopes to start a family. 

Lydia claim as the first woman to summit Everest (10/14/88) was disputed by others. Like many Everest stories that are several versions with every climber having his or her own. Only Lydia knows for sure...

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