Carol Masheter -“Reaching for the Summits” – Seminar Series on Aging Issues – Monday – Feb. 27th noon -1:00 pm HSEB 2120

Natasha Spoden

CarolWe hope you will join us on Monday to listen to the uplifting story of Dr. Carol Masheter (former faculty member at University of Utah – and has been with Utah Dept of Health) – who at the age of 65 has experienced great adevntures and continued to show both physical and mental toughness in climbing the highest peaks on each continent. She is an inspiration to us all and gives new definition to the phrase “active aging.” See more at her website, and join us Monday, Feb. 27th,  noon to 1:00 pm in HSEB 2120.

Dr. Masheter continued to climb in her 60s, first Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America, followed by Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. On May 24, 2008, at age 61 years 7 1/2 months, she became the second oldest woman in the world to summit Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world. If Dr. Masheter summits the Carstensz Pyramid, a steep fin of limestone that rises out of equatorial jungle to over 16,000 feet in elevation next month, she will become the oldest woman in the world to summit the Seven Summits, the highest peak on each continent. Dr. Masheter now enjoys sharing lessons learned from her mountaineering experiences with others. At age 65, she also continues to climb.