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Kinga Baranowska

A Polish alpine and high-altitude climber, the first Polish female athlete to climb Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Kangchenjunga and the most active one in the field, who has already ascended eight out of all fourteen eight-thousanders. Kinga’s a member of the national team in high-altitude climbing of Polish Mountaineering Association, as well as a member of the board of Alpine Club Warsaw. In March 2012 she joined a prestigious international group of mountain athletes – Salewa alpineXtrem Team, which has been supporting Kinga along her way toward summits ever since. She has received numerous awards and honours of the national mountaineering scene, among others the Minister of Sport and Tourism award for the ascent of the third highest mountain in the world.

Professionally, she works as a mental trainer, giving motivational lectures, as well as organizing and running corporate incentive meetings and trips. For the past few years, she has been consecutively implementing her major sport project of the Crown of the Himalayas (including fourteen eight-thousanders); the project that has not yet been completed by any Polish female mountaineer. The fact definitely worth mentioning is that Kinga ascended all eight eight-thousanders without extra oxygen.

Kinga’s ascents:

2003 – Cho Oyu (8201 m)
2006 – Broad Peak (8048 m)
2007 – Nanga Parbat (8125 m)
2008 – Dhaulagiri (8167 m)
2008 – Manaslu (8156 m)
2009 – Kanczendzonga (8598 m)
2010 – Annapurna (8091 m)
2012 – Lhotse (8516 m)
2015 – Gasherbrum II (8035 m)

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