MembersExclusive: First Israeli Woman to Conquer Everest – Part 2

The second installment of our interview with Daniel Wolfson about her harrowing story of becoming the first Israeli woman to summit Everest

By Anat Schneider | | Topics: Everest
On top of the world. Photo: Daniel Wolfson.

In Part 1, Daniel Wolfson told Israel Today about the dangerous cerebral edema she experienced on the climb to Everest’s summit. We are happy to report that when she finally got down off the mountain, she felt much better. “I knew there could be consequences to the cerebral edema, but I didn’t want to go for a test. I prefer not to know. At first I was a little tired and weak. I wanted to sleep and eat. Mostly I had to regain the weight I lost in climbing. I have gone back to a normal routine of life, running, swimming, cycling, climbing, working, etc. I feel good.”


Israel Today: What was the hardest moment in climbing?

Daniel: On the 44th day of the climb we got stuck in Camp 2 at an altitude of 6,500 meters for six days. Every passing day weakened me. I could not eat, did not sleep and every day that went by endangered my health and...

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