If You Summit Everest Without Oxygen But Nobody Sees It, Did It Really Happen?

When Lydia Bradley became the first woman to summit Mount Everest in 1988 at the ripe age of 27-years old, nobody was around to witness it—but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. From the moment she returned to Base Camp, her historic ascent was shrouded in controversy due to her lack of permit, and the fact that she pushed up the southeast ridge on her own. Check out this short video to see how her claim has since been verified, and where the historic mountaineer is today. —ML