Edurne Pasaban, breve biografía de la reina de los ochomiles


Edurne Pasaban, a brief biography of the queen of eight thousand

Edurne Pasaban is a Tolosa native born on August 1, 1973, an elite mountaineer, who will be remembered by history as the first woman to ascend the 14 eight-thousanders of the globe.

her Her heroic feat took nine years from when she topped Everest in May 2001 until she summited Shisha Pagma in May 2010.

Edurne Pasaban, a One of the top mountaineering and mountaineering athletes in Spain and around the world, she originally studied industrial technical engineering and worked for several years in the family-owned machine-building company while training at the Kemen de Lazcano center.

her Today she is dedicated to giving conferences on self-improvement at the ESADE business school in Barcelona, ​​and is preparing to become a personal trainer.

Edurne Pasaban

her In recent interviews she has declared that women are increasingly present in high-level mountaineering but that it is still one more step to achieve equality.

Of course, Edurne is not only fully committed to mountaineering, but also to equality and, therefore, to society.

Edurne, at only 14 years old, made her first serious ascents of hers to the Pyrenees, the Alps, the Andes and the Himalayas.

Before she was 21 years old, she already had peaks such as: Mont Blanc, Cervino, Monte Rosa, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Tungurahua and Guagua Pichincha among her palmares.

Two years ago Edurne Pasaban published Objective: Confidence, a book focused on coaching based on her ascent to Everest in 2011.

Edurne Pasaban

Eight thousand achieved in chronological order:

  • Everest (8848m), China/Nepal, May 23, 2001
  • Makalu (8465 m), China/Nepal, May 16, 2002
  • Cho Oyu (8201 m), China/Nepal, October 5, 2002
  • Lhotse (8516 m), China/Nepal, May 26, 2003
  • Gasherbrum II (8035 m), China/Pakistan, July 19, 2003
  • Gasherbrum I (8068 m), China/Pakistan, July 26, 2003
  • K2 (8611 m), China/Pakistan, July 26, 2004
  • Nanga Parbat (8125m), Pakistan, July 20, 2005
  • Broad Peak (8047m), China/Pakistan, July 12, 2007
  • Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nepal, May 1, 2008
  • Manaslu (8156 m), Nepal, October 5, 200820
  • Kangchenjunga (8598m), India/Nepal, May 18, 2009
  • Annapurna (8091m), Nepal, April 17, 2010
  • Shisha Pangma (8027 m), Tibet, May 17, 2010

Edurne Pasaban and the Ascent to K2

We want to share with you a series of videos (in Spanish, subtitled in Italian) that illustrate Edurne Pasaban's ascent to K2, an imposing mass 8,611 meters high, the second giant on Earth and a temple of mountaineering .

Edurne, at that time, had already crowned six eight-thousanders and could become the first woman to climb K2. Quite a demonstration of physical effort, preparation, risk and adverse weather conditions.