Wanda Rutkiewicz before summit of Mount Everest 1978

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vlamicalee - Sep 28, 2010 3:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Oxygen?

I have a hard time believing this is Wanda. She bouyvaked at 26000 feet for like 5 days! This was not something of choice but rather the result of the fateful '86 K2 summer. She is simply the greatest female climber of all time and in the top 5 easily for both men and women! Why in the hell would she be wearing oxygen? Just wondering where the source of the picture is from? Thanks

Ivona

Ivona - Oct 2, 2010 4:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Oxygen?

Hi!
Wanda climbed Everest on 16.10.1978.Using oxygen was very popular in that time .Of course she was "power woman" but I found no info that she made it without oxygen.
By the way Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler climbed the same year Everest (but few months ealier 08.05.1978)as first climbers without oxygen.
PS
I can't find the page with this photo right now but I will try.Unfortunatelly I deleted all photos and pages which I used for this article.

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