Go Mi-young

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Go Mi-young, (Hangul고미영; Hanja高美英 : March 3, 1967 – July 11, 2009) was a South Korean female mountaineer.

Together with the Korean mountaineer Jae-Soo Kim, she became one of the first climbers to summit three 8,000-metre peaks in a single season when they climbed Makalu, Kangchenjunga, and Dhaulagiri in six weeks.[1] In 2007, she summited Everest.[2] On July 11, 2009, after reaching the top of Nanga Parbat, she fell off a cliff on the descent in bad weather and was later found dead.[1] At the time of her death, she was in the quest to become the first woman to scale the world's 14 highest peaks (the eight-thousanders), competing against the Korean climber Oh Eun-sun and Basque Spanish climber Edurne Pasaban, who ultimately took the prize.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Green, Stewart (2009-07-13). "Korean Alpinist Go Mi-sun Dies After Fall on Nanga Parbat". About.com. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  2. ^ Yim, Byung-sun (2007-05-17). "열손가락 없는 김홍빈씨·여성 산악인 고미영씨 한날 에베레스트 정상에 섰다" [Fingerless Kim and Mountaineer Go Mi-young climb Everest]. Seoul Shinmun (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-09-09. 
  3. ^ "Korean star climber Go Mi-Sun lost on Nanga Parbat". Polar News Explorers Web. 2009-07-12. Retrieved 2017-08-16. 
  4. ^ Sudworth, John (2010-04-27). "South Korean woman claims 14 peaks climbing record". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-04-27.