Araceli Segarra

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Araceli Segarra (born March 1970 in Lleida, Spain) is the first Spanish woman to climb to the summit of Mount Everest.[1] She has also climbed Broad Peak (Attempt, 1991), Kanchenjunga (Attempts, 2001 and 2005), Shishapangma (Summit, 1992), and K2 (Attempt, 2002), among others.[2]

Education and personal interests[edit]

Segarra has a degree in Physiotherapy. She became interested in mountain sports at age 15 when taking a spelunking course; she also enjoys randonee skiing, rock climbing, and ice climbing.

Career[edit]

In 1996, while being filmed for the IMAX documentary, EVEREST (1998), she participated on the rescue team during the May 1996 Mount Everest disaster and is credited with the idea of marking a rescue helicopter landing location with an "X" made of red Kool-Aid.[3]

In addition to her climbing career, she has written and illustrated several children's books.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "bio". Retrieved 2015-01-01.
  2. ^ Kieller, Thomas (2008-09-03). "Interview with Araceli Segarra: An adventure on a high mountain". United Athletes Magazine. Retrieved 2015-01-01.
  3. ^ Breashears, David. "Climbers". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2015-01-01.