16 October 2019 01:15
Wanda Rutkiewicz was the first Pole - male or female - to ascend the world's highest peak on October 16, 1978. Ten years after reaching the peak of Mount Everest, Rutkiewicz became the first woman to climb K2 - the world's second-highest peak - doing so without using supplemental oxygen. 4 The awe-inspiring achievements of Wanda Rutkiewicz have been celebrated in a Google Doodle, created by artist Kevin Laughlin Google kicked off 2019 with an animated Doodle of New Year's Eve celebrations. Wanda Rutkiewicz, the Polish mountain climber who became the third woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, is being remembered on the 41st anniversary of the historic accomplishment. Rutkiewicz, who was born on 4 February, 1943 and died in May 1992 during another climb, is being remembered on 16 October in a Google Doodle.
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