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Austrian mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner back in Copenhagen

20. January 2014

On February 4th the Austrian mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner will speak at the National Geographic event”K2: Danger and Desire on the Savage Mountain” at the Falconer Hall in Copenhagen.  

In June 2013 ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA had the great pleasure to welcome the Austrian mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner as speaker for an Austrian Business Circle event . By reaching the summit of K2 (8.611 m), the second highest peak in the world, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner became the first woman to scale all 8.000 m peaks without the use of supplementary oxygen.
 
On February 4th Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner will be back in Copenhagen to speak at the National Geographic event ”K2: Danger and Desire on the Savage Mountain” at the Falconer Hall .

Gerlinde Kaltenbunner didn’t climb K2 because she wanted to be the world’s first woman to summit all 14 8,000-meter peaks without oxygen. But that’s exactly what she did. She grew up skiing in the mountains of her native Austria. Gerlinde worked as a nurse, on weekends climbing the local Alps. Her unstoppable appetite for adventure finally drove her to break a trail into the male domain of high altitude mountaineering.

Meet this astonishing mountaineer and learn the dramatic story of how she prepared for and triumphed on K2, told with breathtaking photos and videos from the roof of the world.

Read more about the National Geographic event

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