Everest 2006 just got more interesting...
Jerzy Kukuczka, Wanda Rutkiewicz,
Martyna Wojciechowska? Well maybe not, but she is much better looking! [Have a
sense of humor
Martyna, a polish Playboy cover girl, will
attempt Everest from the Tibet side with Boguslav Ogrodnik. Yes the polish
traverse by the normal route, but of course that has been done by several
Somehow we think Martyna will get more
coverage... in the Media :)
With 2006 probably bringing the 3000th summit of Everest,
firsts are hard to obtain, First Playboy Cover Girl to summit! GO Girl!
||Wanda Rutkiewicz (Polish),
the third woman to reach the Summit of Everest, is regarded as the
greatest woman climber ever. 8 Summits of the 14
8000 meter peaks. Wanda
was born in 1943 in Plungiany (before World War II it was part of Poland,
now it is Lithuania). After World War II, she lived in Poland.
She had eight 8000 meter
summits before she died on Kangchenjunga somewhere over 8000 meters while
attempting via the southwest face route. Kangchenjunga would have been her
ninth 8000 meter peak Summit.
Wanda's Summits: Everest
10/16/78, The third woman ascent, the first European on the top; Nanga
Parbat 7/15/85, with Krystyna Palmowska and Anna Czerwinska. They became
the first women's team who scaled this peak. (The first woman on Nanga Parbat
was one year earlier - Liliane Barrard with her husband Maurice). K2
6/23/86, The first ever woman ascent to the top. She waited on the top for
Michel Parmentier (France, died on Everest in 1988) and the couple: Maurice
and Liliane Barrard (France, both died during descent from the top of K2).
Shishapangma (the true Main Summit) 9/18/87 with Ryszard Warecki.
Gasherbrum II 7/12/89 with Rhony Lampard from Great Britain. Gasherbrum
I (Hidden Peak) 7/16/90 with Ewa Panejko-Pankiewicz. Cho Oyu
9/26/91 solo. Annapurna 10/22/91 South Face, solo. Wanda Rutkiewicz
died 5/12/92 or 5/13/92 on Kanchenjunga. She climbed with Carlos Carsolio.
They started together at 3:30 am 5/12/92 from camp IV - 7950 meters. After
about a dozen hours of climbing in a deep snow Carlos reached the top. He went
down and met Wanda around 8200-8300 meters on the way down. She decided to
stay there on a bivouac and started for the top the next day. She did not have
food, anything for cooking, not equipment for bivouac. No one ever saw Wanda
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