Lucy Westlake


Β  πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ USA β€’ Mountaineering

Youngest American Woman on Everest

"I just can't be away from the mountains"

Lucy Westlake is an American mountaineer and athlete, who broke several records being the youngest woman to climb the highest mountains in the World. At age 18 she stood on top of Mount Everest.
Her mission is to become the youngest person to complete the Explorers Grant Slam - climbing the 7 highest summit on each continent and reaching the North and South Pole.
Lucy lives in Los Angeles where she is studying at the University of Southern California where she is a Track and Cross Country athlete.
Lucy is an activist for safe access to water.

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ Youngest girl to climb all highest peaks in each of the 50 US states

🌏 Youngest American woman to summit Mt Everest

🌏 Youngest American woman to summit Mt Everest

🌏 Youngest father - daughter team to climb all highest peaks in each US state

🌏 Triathlet in US Elite Triathlete Series

🌏 Student & Track Athlete at University of Southern California

K2 summit attempt

Pakistan πŸ‡΅πŸ‡°
Jul. 2023
Together with Mingma Chhiring Sherpa, Lucy climbed K2, who after being hit by an avalanche aborted the summit attempt and descended.

Summiting Mount Everest

Nepal πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅
May 2022
Lucy broke the Mount Everest summit record, reaching the peak at 18 years, 6 months, and 8 days old, accompanied by Mingma Chhiring Sherpa, just 25 days after starting her expedition.


On Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 5:36 a.m., Lucy successfully conquered the peak of Mount Everest. Prior to this achievement, the record was held by Samantha Larson from Long Beach, California, who reached the summit on May 16, 2007, at the age of 18 years, 7 months, and 9 days. Lucy, at the age of 18 years, 6 months, and 8 days, surpassed this record by approximately a month. Embarking on her expedition on April 18, Westlake remarkably reached the summit just 25 days later, a notable accomplishment given the usual timeframe of 45 to 60 days for an Everest ascent. Accompanying Lucy on this journey was Mingma Chhiring Sherpa.

Summiting Aconcagua

Argentina πŸ‡¦πŸ‡·
Jan. 2022
Summiting the highest mountain in the Americas (6916m).

Summiting Denali

Jun. 2021
Together with her father, Lucy summited Denali (6190m) at 17 years old, making her the youngest woman and them the youngest father / daugther team to climb all the highest mountains in each of the 50 US states.

Summiting Elbrus

Russia πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί
Jun. 2019
Summiting what is considered to be Europe's highest mountain (5642m) with her father at age 14.

Denali summit attempt

Due to dangerous weather and an ongoing rescue operation, Lucy had to decent after reaching high camp (5200m).

Summiting Kilimanjaro

World 🌍
Jan. 2017
Summiting Africa's highest mountain (5895m) at age 13.

Summiting all highest peaks of 49 contiguous US

Jul. 2016
At 12 years, 8 months, and 18 days old, Lucy achieved the distinction of being the youngest girl to summit the highest peaks of the contiguous United States, culminating with Kings Peak in Utah.

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