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No woman has ever scaled 14,8000ers who will be the first

Postby Karrar Haidri » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:33 pm

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Postby MarthaP » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:07 am

So far no American woman has summitted K2.
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Postby Sam Page » Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:03 am

MarthaP wrote:So far no American woman has summitted K2.


Seriously? Wow.
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Postby MarthaP » Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:06 am

Yeah, isn't that crazy? I've been doing a bunch of research on stuff for a presentation. Poland, Britain, France, China, Spain, Italy, Norway, Japan, but no US.

A gal from Washington, I think, tried it in 1998 but I haven't heard anything more about it. I'll guess she didn't make it. To the summit, anyway.
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Postby Misha » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:27 am

MarthaP wrote:Yeah, isn't that crazy? I've been doing a bunch of research on stuff for a presentation. Poland, Britain, France, China, Spain, Italy, Norway, Japan, but no US.

A gal from Washington, I think, tried it in 1998 but I haven't heard anything more about it. I'll guess she didn't make it. To the summit, anyway.


Whatcha waiting for!? :wink:
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Re: No woman has ever scaled 14,8000ers who will be the firs

Postby Diego Sahagún » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:20 pm

Karrar Haidri wrote:XXIst Century women
http://k2climb.net/news.php?id=18883

Karrar, I support Edurne but I think that Oh is favourite here. Gerlinde could be runner-up as Pasabán
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Postby MarthaP » Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:15 pm

Misha wrote:
MarthaP wrote:Yeah, isn't that crazy? I've been doing a bunch of research on stuff for a presentation. Poland, Britain, France, China, Spain, Italy, Norway, Japan, but no US.

A gal from Washington, I think, tried it in 1998 but I haven't heard anything more about it. I'll guess she didn't make it. To the summit, anyway.


Whatcha waiting for!? :wink:


Sponsorship. :P
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Postby RayMondo » Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:05 pm

MarthaP wrote:Yeah, isn't that crazy? I've been doing a bunch of research on stuff for a presentation. Poland, Britain, France, China, Spain, Italy, Norway, Japan, but no US.

A gal from Washington, I think, tried it in 1998 but I haven't heard anything more about it. I'll guess she didn't make it. To the summit, anyway.


Julie Tullis (British), who I met many times, summited K2, but along with 3 others didn't make it back, 7/Aug/1986. Only Diemberger and Baur made it down.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Clouds-Both-Sid ... 0586067655
http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews ... ewpoints=1
She was also a master of the Sword.
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Postby ScottyP » Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:33 pm

I thought Boskoff did K2 befiore her tragic last climb.
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Postby MarthaP » Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:52 pm

Nope. She was denied the south face at 6900 m. She did do Everest, Broad Peak, Cho Oyu, Gasherbrum II, Lhotse, and Shishapangma as well as the Seven Summits. Not a bad resume but no K2.
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Re: No woman has ever scaled 14,8000ers who will be the firs

Postby Karrar Haidri » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:29 pm

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Postby Hotoven » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:28 pm

MarthaP wrote:
Misha wrote:
MarthaP wrote:Yeah, isn't that crazy? I've been doing a bunch of research on stuff for a presentation. Poland, Britain, France, China, Spain, Italy, Norway, Japan, but no US.

A gal from Washington, I think, tried it in 1998 but I haven't heard anything more about it. I'll guess she didn't make it. To the summit, anyway.


Whatcha waiting for!? :wink:


Sponsorship. :P


I'll give you 20 bucks! :D
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Postby MarthaP » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:20 pm

Hotoven wrote:
MarthaP wrote:
Misha wrote:
MarthaP wrote:Yeah, isn't that crazy? I've been doing a bunch of research on stuff for a presentation. Poland, Britain, France, China, Spain, Italy, Norway, Japan, but no US.

A gal from Washington, I think, tried it in 1998 but I haven't heard anything more about it. I'll guess she didn't make it. To the summit, anyway.


Whatcha waiting for!? :wink:


Sponsorship. :P


I'll give you 20 bucks! :D


Thanks, hon, but that won't even get me to DIA. And it's a looooong walk from Denver to Kathmandu.
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Postby MarthaP » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:23 pm

So, question to youse debating who will be the first.

Do you drop bets on guys who have these kinds of aspirations in mind? 'Cause that's sure what it looks like. "I'm betting her but then the other is favored but I'll still hope this one takes the lead."

Sheesh. Women aren't horses on which to place bids. Try slapping one of them on the withers and see what happens.
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Postby Peak Freak » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:38 am

Guess you've never been in a hockey pool or a Tour de France pool. :wink:
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