FRANCYS Arsentiev became the first woman from the US to reach the summit of Mount Everest without bottled oxygen, but she died during the descent.
The Hawaii native was 40 at the time of her death.
Who Is Sleeping Beauty on Mount Everest?
Francys Arsentiev, not an experienced climber, would tragically become known as Sleeping Beauty on Mount Everest following her tragic death in 1998.
Arsentiev and her husband Sergei, a skilled and experienced climber, both attempted to tame Everest without the help of suppemental oxygen.
Both of them would make it to the peak, but Francys Arsentiev died on her way down.
Sergi Arsentiev made it all the way down, but had become separated from his wife.
He would die during a desperate attempt to find his wife.
Other climbers would come across Francys Arsentiev as she lay