Oh Eun-sun was born in 1966;
she is native to South Korea and known by her native country as the “Iron
Women”. Although, the friends she started climbing with in college gave her the
nickname, “squirrel”, due to her high energy and love for the mountains. She was
born in Namwon, North Jeolla Province and grew up hiking with her father who was
a career solder. She started climbing and mountaineering after she went away to
school with the University of Suwon Mountaineering Club.
She has climbed 6 of the
world’s highest summits on each continent. Mt. Elbrus in Europe, Mt. McKinley in
North America, Mt. Aconcagua in South America, Mt. Everest in Asia, Mt.
Kilimanjaro in Africa and Mt. Carstensz in Oceania. She is hoping to become the
first South Korean women to reach the summit of all seven continents, she only
needs to climb Mt. Vinson Massif in Antarctica.
She reached the summit of Mount
Everest in May 2004. She made claim as the first Korean women to climb the mountain
solo. There was a Korean team climbing on the mountain with her, 3 of the team
members died. Oh Eun-sun was also a member of the 2003 all female expedition to
the summit of Mount Nirekha, she became one of the first 10 Asian women to reach
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