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Top Female Mountaineer Talks About Surmounting Challenges

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(Photo Stuart Orford - CC BY 2.0)
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Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner became the first woman to summit all of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen.

Kaltenbrunner spoke about the challenges she’s faced and how she climbed K2. Kaltenbrunner is speaking on Thursday night in Mesa as part of the National Geographic speakers series.

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