Global Guiding - Dean Staples & Lydia Bradey lydia bradey
Bivi summit Tutoko, NZ 2012
Lydia on summit of Everest 2008

About Lydia

  • First woman in the world to climb Everest without oxygen (1988)
  • The only New Zealander to climb Everest without oxygen
  • One of the very few women to successfully guide Mt Everest twice.
  • First Ascents on mountains in Pakistan & Antarctic Peninsula
  • More than 20 expeditions to over 6000m.
  • Climbed on personal expeditions and commercial guiding trips to high altitude in Nepal, Pakistan, India, China, Bhutan, Argentina, Peru, Tanzania.
  • Climbed 10 “Big Walls” in Yosemite Valley, Ca, USA (cliffs taking 7-10 days to climb), making 7 first female ascents in the early 1980s.
  • Lives in Lake Hawea, near Wanaka, New Zealand with her partner Dean
  • Continues to climb and have adventures.