Woman becomes first from Aberdeen to reach Everest summit

Lee Donald has made it to the summit of Everest. Image: Lee Donald Personal Training.

An Aberdeen woman's made it to the top of the world's highest mountain.

Lee Donald is the first female from the Granite City to summit Everest, and just the seventh from Scotland.

The personal trainer raised the saltire and Friends of Anchor flag at the top, and has started her descent.

In an update on social media her partner Laura said: "I can't believe it. Overcome with so much emotion right now but the greatest one being that I am bursting with pride.

"She did it."

She began her climb on April 25.

She arrived in Nepal on April 5, exploring the  area and completing some training before the big climb started.

She's raised more than £4,000 for Friends of Anchor.

Laura said: "She's really had to mentally push herself through everything and face some of the scariest things she's ever seen, but she's absolutely delighted and still trying to process everything.

"She's not out of the woods yet. She's at camp four which is what they call a death zone so she needs to rest there then they'll descend down to camp two.

"I'm overcome with emotion and pride. She's just absolutely amazing. I'm so pleased she's managed to achieve her dream and get that shot at the summit. I can't wait to have her home."

Lord Provost David Cameron said: "Years and years after the first people they are still doing something that's absolutely phenomenal.

"For Lee to achieve this, congratulations from me and the city. It's a wonderful achievement."

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