Elizabeth Hawley, a leading chronicler of expeditions on Himalayan peaks in Nepal, died on Friday-Jan 27, 2018 in Kathmandu. She was 94.
Born in the United States, former journalist Hawley had lived alone in Nepal since 1960 and had become an unofficial negotiator of climbing-related disputes. Over the years, she became a highly-respected chronicler of mountain climbing in the Himalayan nation, which is home to eight of the world’s 14 highest peaks, including Mount Everest.
Late Elizabeth Hawley is well-known as a record keeper of mountaineering activities in the world. By personality, she had an ironic and self-critical humor. In her journalism, she reported only for fact and left the opinion making to others.
Honors have been pouring in from the climbing community. Her expiry has flickered tributes and reminiscences on social media—with many inadequate to share their recollections and times spent with the legend- Late Elizabeth Hawley. The government entitled a mountain in the north-west Peak Hawley in 2014 in her honour.
Elizabeth Hawley (November 9, 1923 – January 26, 2018)