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Format: 04/20/2014
Format: 04/20/2014


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Speaker to describe health issues she overcame to reach the Seven Summits

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

By Sandy Fischione Donovan, FOR THE TRIBUNE-REVIEW

'Making Choices, Taking Chances'
What: West Penn Allegheny Health System's Women's Health Awareness Day

When: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday

Where: Allegheny General Hospital's Magovern Conference Center Exhibit Area, 320 E. North Ave., North Side.

Admission: Free

Details: 877-284-2000

Kay LeClaire was 51 when she read an article about "fun things to do" in the Seattle area that included climbing Mt. Ranier. She and her son, Andrew, then 15, decided to try it.

Although she often had hiked and backpacked, "I really struggled," says LeClaire, from her home in Spokane, Wash. Her son, though, "had no trouble at all." That's when LeClaire realized she would have to get in shape if she wanted to climb mountains successfully.

Climb them she has: LeClaire, now 61, has climbed the highest peak on each of the seven continents, including the highest of all, Mt. Everest. She has become the first woman older than 60 to climb what is known in climbing circles as the Seven Summits.

"It took me four attempts before I reached the summit," she says of Everest.

LeClaire will speak about the health issues she had to overcome to reach those summits and how she motivated herself at this year's Women's Health Awareness Day sponsored by the West Penn Allegheny Health System. She will give the keynote speech on "Making Dreams a Reality" on Sartuday.

To read more, visit the Tribune-Review website.

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