Latest News: I'm really glad of the experience
on Cho Oyu, because now I understand a lot better
what climbing Mt. Everest will be like.
Have you ever had a dream only to wait
around and feel like you are too old or too out of shape
to accomplish it? Let us introduce you to Nancy Norris
who will be featured on
www.EverestNews.com during the upcoming online
coverage of the autumn 2003 Himalayan climbing season
beginning August 25, 2003. Norris, who at age 59 will
attempt Cho Oyu, the world’s 6th highest mountain, as a
prelude to her climb on Mt. Everest in the Spring 2004 at
age 60. Nancy will attempt to become the oldest American woman
to Summit Everest.
This mother of four and grandmother of four has already
proven her spirit and strength in the mountains with over 15 climbs on four
continents since being introduced to the sport only five years ago. Her
climbs including classic peaks like Mt. Rainier (Washington) and Mt. McKinley
(Alaska.). Nancy lives in Flint, Michigan, where she serves as the aerobic
fitness coordinator for a hospital-related health center and also practices as
a fitness trainer specializing in closed head injury health and fitness
On Cho Oyu, Nancy Norris will join a team of 25 climbers,
guides and support staff organized by International Mountain Guides, Inc.
(IMG). Headquartered in Ashford, WA under the direction of American
mountaineer Eric Simonson. IMG has successfully led over 100 climbers to the
summit of Cho Oyu on 11 previous expeditions to that mountain.
Our coverage will include dispatches from the IMG
Cho Oyu Expedition along with exclusive dispatches from Nancy as she warms up for Everest 2004!