Wanda Rutkiewicz – crossing boundaries in women’s mountaineering

@article{Gugglberger2017WandaR,
  title={Wanda Rutkiewicz – crossing boundaries in women’s mountaineering},
  author={Martina Gugglberger},
  journal={Sport in Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={20},
  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
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