Spanish Woman Completes 8,000er List

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Edurne Pasaban below Annapurna this spring. Photo by Ferran Latorre, courtesy of Al Filo de Imposible

Edurne Pasaban below Annapurna this spring. Photo by Ferran Latorre, courtesy of Al Filo de Imposible

News Link: Spanish climber Edurne Pasaban has summited Shishapangma, completing a decade-long effort to climb all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks. Pasaban, 37, reached the main summit of the 8,013-meter (26,289') peak in Tibet with an international team. It was her fifth attempt on the mountain, which, although the lowest of the 8,000ers, has a long summit ridge that often defeats efforts to reach the true top.

Earlier this spring, Pasaban summited Annapurna in Nepal, the 13th peak on her list. Shortly afterward, Korean climber Oh Eun-sun reached the top of Annapurna and became the first woman to claim summits of all 14 8,000ers.

Read more about Pasaban’s 8000er quest at Explorersweb.

Date of Ascent: May 17, 2010

Sources: Desnivel.com, Explorersweb.com