Wanda Rutkiewicz – crossing boundaries in women’s mountaineering

  title={Wanda Rutkiewicz – crossing boundaries in women’s mountaineering},
  author={Martina Gugglberger},
  journal={Sport in Society},
  pages={1059 - 1076}
Abstract The Polish computer engineer Wanda Rutkiewicz was a leading figure in Himalayan mountaineering in the 1970s and 1980s. By the time of her disappearance – while climbing Kanchenjunga in 1992 – she had successfully climbed eight of the fourteen 8000 m peaks in the Himalayas. From the beginning of her climbing career she was actively involved in organizing expeditions, particularly for female rope teams. She promoted the separate evaluation of ascents by purely female teams. After… Expand
3 Citations
Unique Geology and Climbing: A Literature Review
Geological and geomorphological heritage (geoheritage) is often found in mountain domains that also provide resources for climbing, mountaineering, bouldering, and canyoning. The relevant researchExpand
Geoheritage and Climbing
Establishing the heritage value of geological and geomorphological objects contributes to understanding of natural resources, efficient planning of conservation activities, designation of protectedExpand


Social Climbing on Annapurna: Gender in High-altitude Mountaineering Narratives
SINCE 1950, ANNAPURNA has been known in climbing circles as one of the world's most dangerous mountains to climb. At 8091 metres in what was once a little-known part of Nepal, Annapurna is accessedExpand
Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
IN THE FOREWORD To THE 1987 reprinting of Kenneth Mason's classic 1955 book Abode of Snow: A History of Himalayan Exploration and Mountaineering, well-known Himalayan veteran Doug Scott stated, "ItExpand
"Being a Girl Without Being a Girl": Gender and Mountaineering on Mount Waddington, 1926-36
ILIVE IN A CITY SHAPED BY MOUNTAINS. I first realize this while standing on top of one. It is 8:00 AM on the summit of Mount Baker, a Cascade volcano just south of the American border. The summerExpand
Cold War, ‘Thaw’ and ‘Everlasting Friendship’: Soviet Mountaineers and Mount Everest, 1953–1960
In 1953, two events affected the community of Soviet mountaineers each in their own way. Stalin died and the world's highest summit, Mount Everest, was climbed for the first time. This article tracesExpand
‘Who is Lhakpa Sherpa?’ circulating subjectivities within the global/local terrain of Himalayan mountaineering
This paper traces different formations of subjectivities negotiated within the transnational circuits of mountaineering media and cultural production. Drawing from ethnographic research in Nepal andExpand
The Physical is Political: Women's Suffrage, Pilgrim Hikes and the Public Sphere
In the first decades of the twentieth century, American women held swimming competitions, scaled mountains, piloted aeroplanes and staged large-scale parades in their quest for the right to vote. InExpand
The "Hypermasculine" Landscape of High-altitude Mountaineering
This paper is part of a larger project on gender politics in high-altitude Himalayan mountaineering. [1] That larger project hinges on such questions as: In what ways does gender matter in men's andExpand
The social construction of gender identity amongst mountaineers
Abstract The article provides information concerning empirical research named “Report on mountaineering in Spain: an approximation from the perspective of gender”, conducted with public fundsExpand
(SWET)ing for the Summit: A Feminist Cultural-Studies Analysis of Singapore's First Women's Mount Everest Team
This article is a feminist cultural-studies analysis of Singapore’s first all-female mountaineering team to successfully summit Mount Everest. A feminist cultural-studies approach was used to exploreExpand
Sports and Male Domination: The Female Athlete as Contested Ideological Terrain
This paper explores the historical and ideological meanings of organized sports for the politics of gender relations. After outlining a theory for building a historically grounded understanding ofExpand