Elizabeth Hawley, the quintessential chronicler of mountaineering expeditions in the Himalayas passed away today in Kathmandu, Nepal. One quote stands above the rest. In an interview she said, when asked:
“Interviewer: How do you want to be remembered? Do you have any thoughts about that?
EH: No, I’ve never thought about being remembered.
“However, the meticulous chronicler’s name will live on. A mountain in north-west Nepal, bordering Tibet, was named Peak Hawley in her honour in 2014.”
Sad to hear that the Oracle of Himalayan climbing, Elizabeth Hawley passed away yesterday aged 94. Kathmandu will be a lesser place without her and her original VW beetle. pic.twitter.com/Z7jRuzRN8a— Kenton Cool (@KentonCool) January 26, 2018