| Vera Komarkova|
May 25, 2005
| 25 December 1942
Pisek, Czechoslovakia (1942-12-25) |
First female ascent of Annapurna and Cho Oyu
Vera Komarkova Wikipedia
Vera Komarkova (Czech: Věra Komárková) (25 December 1942 - 25 May 2005) was a mountaineer and botanist who is most famous for being the first woman to summit Annapurna. To raise funds for the 1978 expedition, the team sold T-shirts with the slogan "A woman's place is on top". The T-shirts sales raised $60,000, which was over 75% of the estimated costs of the expedition.
In the 1970s, Komarkova moved to Boulder, Colorado, and earned a PhD in plant ecology.
Komarkova died on May 25, 2005 at her home in Leysin, Switzerland of complications of breast cancer treatment.