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Climber Wanda Rutkiewicz Honoured in Google Doodle

In 1986, she became the first woman to climb K2

Google dedicated their homepage on Oct. 16 to Wanda Rutkiewicz, the first woman to reach the top of K2 back in 1986. The Polish climber was also the third woman to reach the summit of Everest 41 years prior to the day of the Google doodle.

Rutkiewicz climbed seven of the world’s 14 8,000-metre peaks. Born on Feb. 4 1943, she died in May 1992 while on Kangchenjunga. She was last seen alive by Mexican climber Carlos Carsolio while bivied at high altitude on the northwest face, during her attempt. Her body has never been found or identified with certainty.

Rutkiewicz’s 8,000-metre Peaks

1975 – Gasherbrum III
1978 – Mount Everest
1985 – Nanga Parbat
1986 – K2
1987 – Shishapangma
1989 – Gasherbrum II
1990 – Gasherbrum I
1991 – Cho Oyu
1991 – Annapurna I
1992 – Kangchenjunga (uncertain)

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📡 🇵🇱 Today is the feast of Wanda Rutkiewicz 🇬🇧👇 Dokładnie 41 lat temu – 16 października 1978 roku Wanda Rutkiewicz została pierwszą Europejką oraz pierwszą himalaistką z Polski, która zdobyła Mount Everest (8848m n.p.m.), najwyższy szczyt świata. Polka zapisała się w historii jako trzecia kobieta na szczycie Czomolungmy, zdobywając wierzchołek jako członek wyprawy mieszanej niemiecko-francusko-polskiej pod kierownictwem Karla Marii Herrglikoffera. Co ciekawe swe dokonanie Wanda osiągnęła w szczególnym dniu -wyboru w Rzymie Papieża Polaka… 🇵🇱 Pasmo wielkich, górskich osiągnięć Wandy Rutkiewicz przerwała jej nagła śmierć, w maju 1992 roku podczas ataku szczytowego na Kanczendzongę. 👇 🇬🇧 Exactly 41 years ago, on 16 October 1978, Wanda Rutkiewicz became the first European and the first Polish Himalayan climber to climb Mount Everest (8848m), the highest peak in the world. The Polish woman went down in history as the third woman on the summit of Czomolungma, reaching the top as a member of the mixed German-French-Polish expedition led by Karl Maria Herrglikoffer. What is interesting, Wanda achieved her achievement on a special day – the election of the Polish Pope in Rome… 🇵🇱 The range of Wanda Rutkiewicz's great mountain achievements was interrupted by her sudden death in May 1992 during the summit attack on Kanchendzonga. . . Select: @christophergruning @krzysztofgruning Txt: @gory.magazyn Fot. arch W. Klimek . #himalaje #himalaizm #polskihimalaizm #polskihimalaizmzimowy #wandarutkiewicz #rutkiewicz #grateful #mountains #adventure #travel #mountain #góry #гори #山岳 #fjellene #горы #景色 #自然 #景色 #旅行 #smellofthemountain #christophergruning #everest #mounteverest #nepal #annapurna

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