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Vera Komarkova

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Nationality  American
Type of climber  Mountaineering

Name  Vera Komarkova
Died  May 25, 2005
Vera Komarkova Climber Vera Komarkova adventure journal

Born  25 December 1942 Pisek, Czechoslovakia (1942-12-25)
Known for  First female ascent of Annapurna and Cho Oyu

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.

Death

Komarkova died on May 25, 2005 at her home in Leysin, Switzerland of complications of breast cancer treatment.

References

Vera Komarkova Wikipedia


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