SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012, 7:08 A.M. Woman, 73, oldest to climb Mount Everest Tamae Watanabe (right) of Japan in 2002 at a base camp on the foot of Mount Everest in Nepal. She became the oldest woman to summit during that climb. She did it again Saturday morning at age 73. (Associated Press) Japanese lady climbs world’s highest peak to set age mark See details about Tamae Watanabe’s second record-breaking ascent of Mount Everest in Rich Landers’ Outdoors Blog.. Twitter Facebook Email Reddit See details about Tamae Watanabe’s second record-breaking ascent of Mount Everest in Rich Landers’ Outdoors Blog.. Published: May 20, 2012, 7:08 a.m. Tags: climbing, Everest, mountaineering, mount everest, oldest woman, outdoors, Tamae Watanabe There are four comments on this story » Most recent Outdoors Summer heat stays in place Black-footed ferrets return to where they held out in wild Easy Paddler: 6 choice flatwater trips near Spokane Ammi Midstokke: When your fitter friends invite you outdoors Wake boats draw ire of property owners 2 Guide who fell to death on Grand Teton unclipped from anchor Saving for the future sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.