Last Updated 6/2002
known for being the oldest woman to Summit Everest (at
the time) at
the age of 50
(born 7/10/49 climbed Everest from Nepal side on 5/22/2000), which as since
been broken.... Anna reports
her Summit of Cho Oyu on 9/25/2001.
Born 7/10/49: Summits,
Nanga Parbat (7/15/85), Broad Peak-Rocky Summit (6/30/83), Everest (5/22/2000),
Shishapangma-Central? or Main (10/6/2000), Lhotse
(5/21/2001) and Cho Oyu (9/25/2001).
first Polish woman to reach the 7 Summits. She is D.S
(Pharmacy) but she left medicine science for the mountains
and now is a business woman, owner of purchasing firm.
She has been climbing for 33 years, usually in all women
team. In summer 1977 with
Krystyna Palmowska she climbed North Face of the Matterhorn. The first ever time
women climbed such a difficult wall. In 1978 with Krystyna Palmowska, Wanda
Rutkiewicz and Irena Kesa they climbed the North Face of
the Matterhorn in winter. Again - they was the first women
to succeed and it created a sensation in the European mountaineering
world. Anna Czerwinska was a member of Polish
Gasherbrums Expedition in 1975. In 1979 with Krystyna
Palmowska they climbed on new route Rakaposhi (7788 m)
in Pakistan. On 6/30/83 they both climbed Broad
Peak, Rocky Summit - Czerwinska, Main,
Snowy Summit 8047 meters - Palmowska). It was only a two
women expedition. She tried to reach the top of K2
three times: in 1982, 1984 and 1986, the last time she was
a witness of tragedy when 13 climbers died on this
mountain. 7/15/85 she was on the summit of Nanga
Parbat with Wanda Rutkiewicz and Krystyna
Palmowska - the first women team on the top without
support of men. She tried two times to climb
Kanchenjunga: in 1980 and in 1990 as a leader of
expedition. She led the Makalu Expedition in 1988 and was
also a member of the Makalu Expedition in winter 1990. She was
"collecting" for five years the highest
summits of the continents: Aconcagua (South America) and Kilimanjaro
(Africa) in 1995 r.; Mount McKinley (North America),
Elbrus (Europa) and Kosciuszko Mountain
(Australia) in 1996 r.; Mt Vinson (Antarctica) in 1998
r.; Carstensz Pyramid (Australia with Oceania) in 1999
r.; Everest (Asia) 5/22/2000. On 10/6/00 she
climbed Shishapangma (unclear if the Central or
Main Summit). She is an
author or coauthor of many books about climbing on
Matterhorn, Gasherbrum, Broad Peak, Nanga Parbat, K2.
This December she will publish her new book about 7
Summits. She is also the oldest woman to summit Mount
Everest. On 5/21/2001 Anna summitted Lhotse. Anna
reports her Summit of Cho Oyu on 9/25/2001.
Anna attempted Makalu
2002 with the International Expedition lead by Piotr
Pustelnik but failed to reach the summit.
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