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Wanda Rutkiewicz
Birth: Feb. 2, 1943
Death: Presumed
May, 1992

Adventurer. Born Wanda Blaszkiewicz in Lithuania, she was considered by many to be the best female mountain climber in the world. She was the third woman to climb Mt. Everest (the first western woman to do so) and the first woman to climb K2. She climbed 8 peaks over 8000 meters. On the night of May 12, 1992, while attempting to climb Kangchenjunga in Nepal, she decided to bivuoac less than 300 meters from the top of the mountain. She was never seen again. She died either late on May 12 or early on May 13, 1992. No one knows for sure if she ever reached the summit of Kangchenjunga. (bio by: Tom Cummings) 
Mount Kangchenjunga
Mechi, Nepal
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Tom Cummings
Record added: Feb 05, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7153100

- Tom Cummings
 Added: Apr. 28, 2015

- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Feb. 2, 2014
Rest in Heavenly peace.
- William Neill
 Added: Dec. 27, 2013
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