85 year old to climb Everest with Dachshund.
Mary Woodbridge is an 85 year old with a plan. To forge a new trail to the summit of Mt Everest. With her Dachshund, Daisy. Because she feels sorry for the sherpas, she'll be climbing alone with her canine pal. "I feel sorry for the boys. I can certainly carry my own food and the few cans of dog food for Daisy."
The stalwart English oldster has been training all winter, climbing hills near her home and quite sensibly stretching before exercising. Because her arduous training programme has prepared the pair to climb without oxygen tanks, she will have room in her backpack for lobster stew, power crunchies for Daisy and tea, as befits a proper Englishwoman. Mary's expedition equipment is pictured here.
Scoffing at naysayers, Mary asserts "I’m sure we can make it to the top of Mount Everest. We both go for a walk every day and keep ourselves very fit!"
Mary's ascent will begin on March 4. You can follow her progress on her website.
Go, Mary, go!
Aha! I wondered what the hook was. It was a very clever ad campaign for Mammut outdoor gear. Cute!