- Mary Woodbridge, an 85-year-old British lady
intends to climb Mount Everest with her dachshund Daisy.
The name Mary Woodbridge has never been heard of in worldwide
mountaineering circles. This will change immediately, when the
expedition to the top of the world starts in spring this year. The
extensive preparations are underway; further sponsors are required.
It will be a very strenuous tour, in every way. Instead of climbing
the usual route from camp to camp, a new climb will be chosen: a
single push from the base camp to the summit; this is Mary's
decision. By the way, the elderly lady's wish is to go without
sherpas, as she would find this unethical and she would feel sorry
for the 'poor boys'. She doesn't wish to have an additional oxygen
supply either; besides there are no oxygen masks for Daisy, 'her
little Darling' anyway.
Why is she taking on such a challenge at her age? 'You always have
to set yourselves new challenges' she says and greatly believes in
the success of her expedition. That's why in order to be fit they,
both Mary and Daisy, are training daily with walks, stretching
exercises, using ropes and climbing onto rocks.
You can see proof of this on homepage www.mary-woodbridge.co.uk