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  Nancy Norris: What are you waiting for?

 Cho Oyu Photo Show Part One Below

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? This past autumn we introduced you to Nancy Norris who was featured on during the autumn 2003 Himalayan climbing season.  Norris, who at age 59, attempted the world's 6th highest mountain, Cho Oyu, as a prelude to her climb on Mt. Everest in the Spring 2004.  At the age of 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 rehabilitation.

On Cho Oyu, Nancy Norris joined 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 included dispatches from the IMG Cho Oyu Expedition along with exclusive dispatches from Nancy as she warmed up for Everest 2004! Below is her Cho Oyu Photo Show Part One:

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Did you miss Nancy's climb this autumn? Check out the navigation bar (menu) on the left for all the details...

Cho Oyu Photo Show Part Two


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