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- Created: Monday, 06 April 2020 13:34
Interview by Adele Long
‘But for Mt. Everest, Sally Westmacott might now be a professional concert pianist. Instead she…is one of the best…British women mountaineers’. This is how Ingrid Cranfield began her article about Sally for the Observer on 4 March 1965.
So, if Sally had not met Mike (Westmacott of the 1953 Everest expedition fame), would she have been a climber? When asked, she replied “I don’t know. Because the bug is always there. I was climbing on the sandstone in Fontainebleu long before I met Michael”. But she did concede “I fell in at the deep end with the Everest business. I was lucky”.