Go Mi-young

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Go.

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

Together with 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]

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]

She was one of the leaders in the quest to become the first woman to scale the world's 14 highest peaks (the eight-thousanders).[2]


  1. ^ a b "Korean Alpinist Go Mi-sun Dies After Fall on Nanga Parbat". About.com. July 13, 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  2. ^ "South Korean woman claims 14 peaks climbing record". BBC News. April 27, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-27.