NAPERVILLE, IL — Since Lucy Westlake was 7 years old, she has been climbing mountains with her father, Rodney. The 18-year-old Naperville native recently set out on her loftiest conquest yet, a trek to climb Mount Everest and become the youngest American woman in history to reach the 29,000-foot summit.

Talking to Lucy Westlake about mountain climbing is like talking to an average teenager about video games: It’s just part of her everyday life.

Continue Reading on Patch