• Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner
  •  Ralf Dumjovits

Edurne Pasaban

has successfully conquered all fourteen 8.000m peaks!

„I have been using KOMPRERDELL poles for years on my expeditions in the Himalayas. Part of the secret of my success is to choose the best partners and teammembers. KOMPERDELL is such a partner and has contributed to my success on the fourteen 8.000m peaks.“

Born: on August 1st 1973
Place of birth: Tolosa, Spain
Home: Spain
Profession: technical engineer
Familiy status: single

General history:
Edurne studied technical engineering and got her degree in personal management at the business school ESADE in Barcelona. She founded her own business – a restaurant with Agro-tourism, called „Abeletxe“. Today Edurne Pasaban is one of the worlds most successful mountaineers who - among other achievements – conquered all fourteen 8000 m peaks She was the second woman to have been on all fourteen 8000 m peaks, as only the South Korean woman, Eun-Sun, beat her by a few days. In 2 parallel but independant expeditions, Edurne Pasaban and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner reached the peak of Broad Peak at the same time, on July 12th, 2007. The same happened on the Dhaulagiri on May 1st, 2008. In October 2008 Edurne Pasaban reached the peak of Manaslu only one day after Nives Meroi.

Edurne Pasaban has climbed the 8000m peaks in the following order:

May 23rd,2001: Mount Everest
May 16th,2002: Makalu
October 5th,2002: Cho Oyu
May 26th,2003: Lhotse
July 19th,2003: Gasherbrum II
July 26th,2003: Hidden Peak
July 26th,2004: K2
July 20th,2005: Nanga Parbat
July 12th,2007: Broad Peak
May 1st,2008: Dhaulagiri
October 5th,2008: Manaslu
May 18th,2009: Kangchendzönga
April 17th,2010: Annapurna
May 17th,2010: Shishapangma

On 4th of April 2011 Edurne Pasaban travelled again to Nepal, motivated by the “14+1 challenge”: EVEREST without oxygen. Unfortunately this attempt had to be broken off because of some adversities and bad weather conditions.