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...When Liz was in surgery German ex-pat Billi Bierling swiftly stepped in as Miss Hawley's 'mobile unit'. Racing across town on her bicycle, Billie feared no bandhs nor speeding tuk-tuks, chasing down climbing expeditions one after the other. Image ExWeb files.


"The best part of the job for me is getting to know Miss Hawley. She is a fascinating person and even though she is quite difficult to get to know I feel privileged that I get to spend quite a lot of time with her," said Billi. Image of Miss Elizabeth Hawley courtesy of Gory.wyd.pl (click to enlarge).

ExWeb interview: Billi Bierling - Miss Hawley's mobile unit, part 1

Posted: Apr 18, 2006 01:12 pm EDT

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(MountEverest.net) After four decades of tracking Himalayan expeditions, the legendary American chronicler Elizabeth Hawley missed the beginning of the current season: At 83, she had to undergo surgery in Thailand. Yet if climbers thought now was their chance to sneak out of Kathmandu un-noticed, they were wrong: German ex-pat Billi Bierling swiftly stepped in as Miss Hawley's 'mobile unit'. Racing across town on her bicycle, Billie feared no bandhs nor speeding tuk-tuks, chasing down climbing expeditions one after the other....

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