peak and complete marathons on seven continents
MA-- On May 22nd at 7:10 a.m. Jeanne Stawiecki reached the summit
of Mt. Everest. With this accomplishment, Jeanne became the first
woman in the world to summit the highest peak and complete marathons
on each of the seven continents. At age 56, she may also be the
oldest woman to reach the seven summits.
February 26, 2007, Jeanne Stawiecki set another record. With her
successful completion of the Antarctica Marathon, she set a new
world record for females, completing marathons on seven continents.
This month, 56-year-old Jeanne Stawiecki reached the summit of Mt.
Everest. With this accomplishment, Jeanne became the first woman
in the world to summit the highest peak and complete marathons on
each of the seven continents
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and all of her fellow climbers, led by the mountain guides of Alpine
Ascents International and their Sherpa – 21 climbers in all
– were on the summit on May 22nd. All team members returned
from the summit safely and in good health. Most of the team ended
their expedition at Namche Bazaar for some rest, relaxation, and
a celebration of their successful expedition.
coming to grips with the fact that she completed her long and arduous
journey, Jeanne wrote from Namche, “It has not sunk in that
I have climbed the highest mountain on earth!”
headed home on May 28th and is expected home on June 3rd, 2007.
more about Jeanne Stawiecki, please visit her web site: http://www.sevenin2007.com