"Hello I'm Mary Woodbridge; I'm 85 years old and I'm going to climb Mt. Everest, along with my dog Daisy, of course. Im sure we can make it to the top of Mount Everest. We both go for a walk every day and keep ourselves very fit." (click to enlarge).
I'm not really into this whole camping thing - so Daisy and I will choose a direct route from the Base Camp to the Top. We have decided to go without Sherpas." The yellow line shows normal South Col route; the red one is Mary's planned route (click to enlarge).
"Since we are training very hard, we don't expect to need additional oxygen on our ascent - There are no oxygen masks for Daisy anyway! (click to enlarge).
ExWeb plans to be a proud tech sponsor of the expedition: An eyepiece will sit under Mary's wig for transmissions, a pill will be fed to Mary in collaboration with NASA to monitor Mary's heart rate live online (the walking stick is a perfect antenna) - the lot powered by ExWeb's new ultralight solar panel mounted on Daisy's back. All images courtesy of Mary's website (click to enlarge).
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Go, Mary, go, chant neighbors and friends as she walks the streets of Greenfield with her dachshound Daisy. The whole town or "my supporters" as she calls them are behind Mary. Shes gonna make it, shes got the power, yells a leather clad biker with a convincing thumbs-up. Dressed in a grey skirt and signature yellow gore-tex jacket Mary Woodbridge is a woman on a mission. The movie clip on her homepage says it all: Hello I'm Mary Woodbridge; I'm 85 years old and I'm going to climb Mt. Everest, along with my dog Daisy, of...