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First Woman to finish 14 - 8000ers without Oxygen

Postby kushrocks » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:43 pm

One year ago today Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner became the first woman to officially complete all 14 - 8000 meter peaks without oxygen or porters. She finished up by summiting one of the hardest and most dangerous mountains on the planet . . . . K2!!! :bow: :bow: :bow:

So bad ass!!!

http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/adventurers-of-the-year/2012/gerlinde-kaltenbrunner/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46Q0W4VCBvs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerlinde_Kaltenbrunner
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Re: First Woman to finish 14 - 8000ers without Oxygen

Postby I Man » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:50 pm

kushrocks wrote:One year ago today Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner became the first woman to officially complete all 14 - 8000 meter peaks without oxygen or porters. She finished up by summiting one of the hardest and most dangerous mountains on the planet . . . . K2!!! :bow: :bow: :bow:

So bad ass!!!

http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/adventurers-of-the-year/2012/gerlinde-kaltenbrunner/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46Q0W4VCBvs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerlinde_Kaltenbrunner


Very cool, man. Nice addition to my day.

What a shame though, the controversy surrounding this race (as well as that other debacle on K2) - mountaineers should have honesty and integrity.


A HUGE congrats and tip of the cap to Gerlinde on a truly epic accomplishment.
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