Wanda Rutkiewicz

Wanda Rutkiewicz

Birth
Plunge, Plungė District Municipality, Telšiai, Lithuania
Death 12 May 1992 (aged 49)
Mechi, Nepal
Burial Taplejung District, Mechi, Nepal
Memorial ID 7153100 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Tom Cummings
  • Added: 5 Feb 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7153100
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wanda Rutkiewicz (2 Feb 1943–12 May 1992), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7153100, citing Mount Kangchenjunga, Taplejung District, Mechi, Nepal ; Maintained by Find A Grave .