Elizabeth Hawley, Himalayan chronicler, aged 89

Screen Shot 2013-06-01 at 09.54.01Elizabeth Hawley, 89, is an unrivalled authority on climbing in the Himalayas. For over 50 years she has interviewed almost every major climbing expedition to record and authenticate their achievements. Some have described a grilling by Hawley the ‘second summit’. In doing so she has compiled the world’s most extensive database on climbing in the Himalayas.