Teen becomes youngest American woman to climb Mount Everest

Lucy Westlake became the youngest American woman to climb Mount Everest. Photo credit Lucy Westlake

A new record has been set at Mount Everest by a young woman from Naperville, IL.

This week, 18-year-old Lucy Westlake from Naperville has become the youngest American woman to summit Mount Everest.

As earlier reported, Westlake was already the youngest female to summit the highpoints of all 50 states before she decided to scale Everest.

She has also launched a GoFundMe for the AWE Summit Scholarship, which encourages women and girls to get involved in male-dominated world of mountain climbing.

A spokesperson for Westlake told WBBM that she began climbing Everest on April 18 , 2022, with the intention of inspiring women of all ages to seek adventure in the mountains and to challenge perceived limits.

She now heads back to base camp, holding a record not broken in 15 years.

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