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Woman tops every continent’s tallest peak

Associated Press

SEATTLE – A 20-year-old woman from tiny Bow, Wash., reached the summit of Mount Everest on Thursday, completing her conquest of the tallest peaks on each of the seven continents.

Danielle Fisher reached the 29,035-foot summit with an expedition led by David C. Morton, 34, a mountain guide with Seattle-based Alpine Ascents International.

Fisher, who has been climbing since her father introduced her to the sport at age 15, arrived in Katmandu, Nepal, on March 28. In Seven Summits are: Everest; Mount Aconcagua (22,834 feet) in Argentina; Mount McKinley (20,320) in Alaska; Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340) in Tanzania; Elbrus (18,150) on the Georgia-Russia border; Vinson Massif (16,066) in Antarctica and Australia’s Kosciusko (7,310).

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