Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Hawley!

image from lh5.ggpht.comElizabeth Hawley, the amazing, tireless, grande dame of all things Himalayan mountaineering, turns 88 today.

A remarkable woman, Hawley has tracked down climbers and documented every significant Himalayan climb for the past fifty years.

From Hillary to Messner, Kukuczka to Pasaban to Viesturs, no one who's climbed in the Nepal Himalaya has avoided an in-depth interview with Liz, and she truly is the sole storehouse of Himalayan history and knowledge.

So, send your best thoughts to Miss Hawley today. She's 88 and still going strong. Here's to many more years of her strong will and contributions to Himalayan climbing.

Check out the trailer below for some great insight into this amazing woman:

Keeper Of The Mountains Trailer from Allison Otto on Vimeo.


If you want to read more about Elizabeth Hawley, I've got a blog post here.

Jake Norton is an Everest climber, guide, photographer, writer, and motivational speaker from Colorado.

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    Great video Jake!

    Happy Birthday Elizabeth!

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    Himalayan Trekking NepalFebruary 10,12

    She must have a lot of memories from her trip to the Himalayas. Also, I’m sure because she was into mountaineering even though she is in her 80’s she would be strong physically.

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    Here’s to many more years of her strong will and contributions to Himalayan climbing.

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