First American woman to climb Mount Everest

Stacy Allison was the first American woman to climb Mount Everest on September 29, 1988. She was born in 1958. Allison started climbing at the age of 21 while she was studying biology at Oregon State University. Her first attempt was climbing Mount Huntington. while climbing to the summit her climbing partner broke his ax. They were forced to turn back then they were only 200 feet from the top.

She reached the highest point in North America the summit of Alaska’s Mt. McKinley. She was also a part of the first successful women’s ascent of Ama Dablam. She was the first American woman to reach the tallest peak in the Russian Pamir Range Pik Communism.

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Her first attempt at Everest was not successful. She was trapped in a snow cave at 23,500 feet for 5 days because of the storm. She returned to Mt. Everest with the Northwest American Everest Expedition. After 29 days on the mountain, she became successful to reach the summit of Mt. Everest on September 29, 1988.

Stacy went on to the K2 expedition which is considered to be the most difficult peak to climb. It is the world’s second-highest mountain lies partly in the Baltistan region of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and partly in the Tashkurgan Tajik Autonomous County in western Xinjiang, China.

She is helping organizations across the globe. She is also president of Stacy Allison General Contracting. It is a residential building company. Allison is a member of the Northwest American Everest Expedition, Chairperson for The Oregon Lung Association’s fundraiser, serves on the Board of Trustees of National University and is also a successful author. Stacy’s first book is Beyond The Limits and the second is Many Mountains to Climb.

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