Spanish climber is first woman to break record
21 July 2005, SAN SEBASTIAN — Spanish climber Edurne Pasaban has become the only woman to scale eight mountains over 8,000 metres (26,000 feet) high after reaching the summit of Pakistan's Nanga Parbat.
21 July 2005
SAN SEBASTIAN — Spanish climber Edurne Pasaban has become the only woman to scale eight mountains over 8,000 metres (26,000 feet) high after reaching the summit of Pakistan's Nanga Parbat.
Pasaban climbed the mountain, which measures 8,125 metres (26,640 feet), as part of Television Española's adventure series, 'Al filo de lo imposible' (On the edge of the impossible).
Series director Sebastian Alvaro said the expedition reached the summit on Wednesday, eight hours after it started its "very demanding and precarious" climb because of the large amount of snow covering the world's eighth tallest mountain.
Silvio Mondinelli and Ivan Vallejo, who have scaled 10 and 11 mountains more than 26,000 feet high, respectively, as well as Balti porter Hassan Jan, reached the summit two hours before Pasaban, fellow Spaniard Esther Sabadell and Switzerland's Marianne Chapuissat.
They had waited more than a month for the right weather conditions.
With this climb, Pasaban proved she has recovered from the frostbite she suffered last July while climbing K-2, during which she lost tissue in two or three toes.
On 4 August, Pasaban plans to fly from Islamabad to Moscow, take the Trans-Mongolian Railroad to Ulan Bator, the Mongolian capital, and then cycle to China.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news