“I’m afraid of heights!”
As well as being the youngest Brit, she also became the youngest female to scale the mountain from the Swiss side.
Anastasia was remarkably relaxed when interviewed afterwards and revealed she was afraid of heights: “I really enjoyed it. It was a bit terrifying as I am scared of heights but the climb was spectacular.”
She managed her successful attempt on 31 August, shortly after the 150th anniversary of the first ascent, by Henry Whymper.
Anastasia was guided by Michael Lerjen-Demjen, who has climbed the peak 106 times.
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