Leanne Shuttleworth

Youngest British Woman to ever Climb Everest

By: Emma Griffith, Paige Chapman, and Hayley Jamieson

           A teenager who became the youngest British woman to scale Mount Everest has described the disturbing moment she walked around mountaineers killed in last weekend's deadly storm.As Leanna Shuttleworth ascended the top of the world's highest summit, she had to walk around dead and dying climbers - some of whom were still attached to the fixed mountaineering lines.The 19-year-old said about 150 climbers all rushed to summit the mountain during a small period of good weather and the lines to climb to the peak caused dangerous holdups. Celebrated her 19th birthday on May 4, 2012 on Everest, Leanne reached the 8,848-meter summit of Mount Everest on May 20, 2012.