Illinois Teen Lucy Westlake Is Youngest American Woman to Scale Mount Everest

May 14, 2022

Lucy Westlake is now in the history books as the youngest American woman to climb to the top of Mount Everest. The 18-year-old high school senior from Naperville, Illinois, spoke to Inside Edition from Nepal, after she conquered the world’s tallest mountain. Mount Everest stands at 29,032 feet. Lucy documented her journey on Instagram, and said she hopes to inspire other young people with her feat.