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Everest summit: Danielle, 20, youngest Seven Summit climber
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Jun 2, 2005 00: 16 EST

At 20 years of age, Danielle Fisher has become the youngest person to climb the seven summits, replacing the current 7 summit record holder Britton Keeshan, who was 22 when he reached Everest - the final of his seven summits - last spring, also with Alpine Ascents.

Climbing helps to focus

Danielle was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) when she was 6 years old. Once she started climbing, Danielle found a positive and lasting cure. “Up there, I don’t have a problem. Nothing is blocking me,” she told ExplorersWeb. “Since I started climbing, the person I am on the mountain has increasingly become the person I am in life. The more time I spend on the mountain, the more that shapes my life and helps me focus down here.”

Local hero

Climbing the 7 summits in two years, Danielle has traveled the world, and even become somewhat of a local celebrity. “People come up to me in the street and say ‘Hi.’ It’s really amazing”.

Vernon Tejas, Lakpa Rita Sherpa, Dave Morton, and Jose Luis Peralvo are once again guiding the Alpine Ascents International team this spring on Everest. Vernon Tejas, has done the Seven Summits three times, and summited Everest 4. Lakpa Rita Sherpa was the world's first Sherpa to summit Mount Vinson at Antarctica, and is a six time Everest summiteer. AA has been leading climbers to the roof of the world for 18 years now. The US based company is one of the leading outfitters on the South Side. This is a full serviced guided expedition.

Among the clients, at 20 years of age, Danielle Fisher is the youngest person to climb the seven summits, replacing the current 7 summit record holder Britton Keeshan, who was 22 when he reached Everest - the final of his seven summits - last spring.

Live image over Contact 3.0 of Danielle Fisher in South Col high camp (8000 m) just before the summit push, courtesy of Alpine Ascents.

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