On an empty Everest, one American woman is biding her time
Published 27th May 2014
Today, at Camp 3 of Mount Everest at an altitude of 7,200 meters, an American woman, Cleonice Pacheco Weidlich (age 50), sits in a solitary tent. Outside, fierce winds of over 50 knots per hour are raging. She is waiting for them to calm down. Weather forecasts indicate a possible window to summit Everest or Lhotse between May 24 and May 28.