High altitude ladies - Up-Climbing

High altitude ladies

This year, 4 strong female climbers will attempt the ascent of the Himalayan peak of Kangchenjunga: the Italian Nives Meroi, the Spaniard Edurne Pasaban, the Corean Oh Eun-sun and the Polish Kinga Baranowska. .
Nives Meroi climbed eleven  8000ers  with no oxigen aid; in march 2009, when she landed in Katmandu, could not reach Kangchenjunga in reason of the strikes in the region and was forced to change plan and go to Annapurna. Again, she had to change her programs, the conditions of Annapurna being too dangerous for a safe climb. She reached few days ago the base camp of Kangchenjunga
Edurne Pasaban climbed eleven 8000ers: Kangchenjunga  Shisha Pangma  and Annapurna are missing to complete the climb of all 14  world’s highest mountains.
Kinga Baranowska  ascended until now Dhaulagiri,Cho Oyu  Broad Peak, Nanga Parbat and Manaslu.
Oh Eun-sun was the first female climber to ascent 4x8000ers in one year with no oxigen aid; she already climbed nine  8000ers and she seeks to climb all the 14 highest peaks by 2010.
Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain  in the world and it has only been climbed by two women: Ginette Harrison in  1998 and  Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner in may 2006. In 1992  Wanda Rutkiewicz, the great  Polish climber, died near the summit after refusing to descend in an approaching storm.