Expeditions

Lucy's Expeditions

2010
January 1, 2010

La Malinche | Jan 2010 | Age 6

La Malinche

Mexico’s 6th Highest Mountain
Puebla, Mexico
14,501 ft / 4420 m


Lucy, along with 20 members of her Mexican family, climbed La Malinche together while Lucy was living in Mexico for a year from July 2009 – June 2010.

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2011
April 9, 2011

State Highpoints | Apr 2011-Jul 2016 | Age 7-12

State Highpoints (Lower 48)

Highest Mountain in Every State, except Hawaii and Alaska
United States
LOWEST STATE ELEVATION:
 Florida | Britton Hill | 345 ft / 105 m
HIGHEST STATE ELEVATION (Lower 48):
 California | Mount Whitney | 14,505 ft / 4421 m
CLIMB DATES:
 April 9, 2011 – July 22, 2016


Lucy climbed the highest mountain in every state, except Alaska, during these years. She set a world record as the youngest female to accomplish this feat on July 22, 2016, at the age of 12.

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2017
January 6, 2017

Kilimanjaro | Jan 2017 | Age 13

Kilimanjaro

Africa’s Highest Mountain
Arusha, Tanzania
19,340 ft / 5895 m
CLIMB DATES: January 6-12, 2017


The first of her Seven Summits, Lucy climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to test how her body would handle high altitude before attempting Denali.

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May 29, 2017

Denali | May-Jun 2017 | Age 13

Denali

Alaska and North America’s Highest Mountain
Talkeetna, Alaska
20,320 ft / 6194 m
CLIMB DATES: May 29 – June 18, 2017


Lucy attempted to reach her 50th state high point and set the world record as the youngest female to climb all 50, but unfortunately, she did not make it to the top due to prolonged, life-threatening weather. She plans to return one day for a second attempt.

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2018
January 4, 2018

Aconcagua | Jan 2018 | Age 14

Aconcagua

South America’s Highest Mountain
Mendoza, Argentina
22,841 ft / 6962 m
CLIMB DATES: January 4-12, 2018


At 21,000 feet on her first summit attempt, Lucy experienced altitude symptoms which required her to descend until feeling better. Unfortunately, she was unable to attempt the summit again due to a week-long high wind and snow storm. Lucy looks forward to returning one day to stand on the top of the Western Hemisphere’s highest mountain.

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December 29, 2018

Pico de Orizaba | Dec 2018 | Age 15

Pico de Orizaba

Mexico’s Highest Mountain
Puebla, Mexico
18,491 ft / 5636 m
CLIMB DATES: December 29-30, 2018


Returning to climb in Mexico after nine years, Lucy enjoyed being on the mountain with her Mexican family.

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2019
June 5, 2019

Elbrus | Jun 2019 | Age 15

Elbrus

Europe’s Highest Mountain
Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia
18,510 ft / 5642 m
CLIMB DATES: June 5-6, 2019


After 24 hours of travel and an 8 hour time difference, Lucy and her father arrived at Mount Elbrus with ideal climbing conditions. A strenuous, yet straight-forward climb, Lucy stood on the top of Europe and her second Seven Summits peak.

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2020
January 1, 2020

Mount Kosciuszko | Jan 2020

Mount Kosciuszko | Jan 2020

Mount Kosciuszko

Australia’s Highest Mountain
New South Wales, Australia
7310 ft / 2228 m m
CLIMB DATES: TBD


Lucy will be traveling to Australia to climb Mount Kosciuszko in January 2020.

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June 1, 2020

Denali | Jun 2020

Denali | Jun 2020

Denali

Alaska and North America’s Highest Mountain
Talkeetna, Alaska
20,320 ft / 6194 m
CLIMB DATES: TBD


Lucy will be returning to Alaska to climb Denali in June 2020. If she reaches the summit, she will set the world record as the youngest female to climb all 50 of the US State highpoints.

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“There are many paths to the top... find yours and climb it.”

-Lucy Westlake

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