A remarkable woman, Hawley has tracked down climbers and documented every significant Himalayan climb for the past fifty years.
From Hillary to Messner, Kukuczka to Pasaban to Viesturs, no one who's climbed in the Nepal Himalaya has avoided an in-depth interview with Liz, and she truly is the sole storehouse of Himalayan history and knowledge.
So, send your best thoughts to Miss Hawley today. She's 88 and still going strong. Here's to many more years of her strong will and contributions to Himalayan climbing.
Check out the trailer below for some great insight into this amazing woman:
If you want to read more about Elizabeth Hawley, I've got a blog post here.