Marty Hoey

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Marty Hoey (1951 – May 15, 1982) was a mountain climber who took part in the 1982 expedition to Mount Everest. During an attempted ascent that would have made her the first American woman to summit Everest, she plunged over the edge of the Great Couloir and died. The cause of her death was an unsecured climbing harness.[1]

Hoey worked for Dick Bass, at his Snowbird ski resort. She befriended him and accompanied him on his successful ascent of Mount McKinley and he was also a member of her climbing group when she perished on Mount Everest in 1982. When Bass eventually summitted Mount Everest in 1985, he dedicated his ascent to her.[2]

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  1. ^ Wickwire, James (1983). "The Great Couloir on Everest". American Alpine Journal. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  2. ^ Ridgeway, Rick (1988). Seven Summits. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 978-0-446-38516-9.