|Born||25 December 1942|
Písek, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
(now Czech Republic)
|Died||25 May 2005 (aged 62)|
University of Colorado
|Type of climber||Mountaineering|
|Known for||First female ascent of Annapurna and Cho Oyu|
|Updated on 20 September 2017.|
Vera Komarkova (Czech: Věra Komárková) (25 December 1942 - 25 May 2005) was a mountaineer and botanist who is most famous for being the first woman to summit Annapurna. To raise funds for the 1978 expedition, the team sold T-shirts with the slogan "A woman's place is on top". The T-shirts sales raised $60,000, which was over 75% of the estimated costs of the expedition.
List of climbs
|1960 - 1969||High Tatras, Carpathians,
-winter: 26 ascents, 3-day traverse of 10 summits -summer: 49 ascents 3-day traverse of 12 summits
Many Rock Climbs in the sandstone regions of Czechoslovakia and Germany.
|1965||Alps: Wallis, Matterhorn, Hörnligrat; Ötztal, Wildspitze; Wetterstein, Sonnenspitze, S ridge|
|1967||Alps: Mt. Blanc group: Petit Dru, normal route; Mt. Blanc from Col Tricot|
|1968||Rocky Mountains, Sangre de Cristo Range, Crestone Needle, NE Ridge
Mexico, Huasteca Canyon, Pico Pirineos, E face
Mexico, Ixtaccihuatl, Inescalables, Ruta del Sol
Mt. Blanc Group, Tour Ronde, normal route; Wallis, Breithorn, N face
|1971||Yosemite Valley: Lower Brother, SW face and other short climbs
Rocky Mountain National Park: Hallet's Peak, Jackson-Johnson; Mt. Ypsilon, The Y Couloir
Hallet's peak, first Buttress (winter)
Eldorado Springs Canyon, Colorado, Naked Edge; many other rock climbs around Boulder since
|1972||Rocky Mountain National Park; Long's Peak, Kiener's Route
(February); Hallet's Peak, Northcutt-Carter; Sharkstooth, N face
|1974||Yosemite Valley: Royal Arches, Snake Dike, other short climbs
Rocky Mountain National Park: Hallet's Peak, Love route; Notchtop
Winter Climbs in Colorado Rocky Mountains
|1975||Colorado Rocky Mountains: Pacific Peak, E ridge, North Arapaho
Brooks Range, Alasca: Mt. Doonerak, Falsoola Mt. Eeykaruk Mt.
|1976||Alasca Range, Mt. Mc. Kinley, S Buttress|
|1977||Alasca Range, Mt. Dickey, new route on SE face|
|1978||Nepal Himalaya, Annapurna, N face, Dutch Rib|
|1980||Nepal Himalaya, Dhaulagiri I, Pear Route attempt|
|1984||Nepal Himalaya, Cho-Oyu|
- Monica Potts (26 June 2005). "Vera Komarkova, Mountaineer, Dies at 62". New York Times. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
- A. Ceska, ed. (18 August 2005). "Botanical Electronic News" (350). Victoria, B.C. ISSN 1188-603X. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
- Brendan Leonard (13 March 2013). "Historical Badass: Climber Vera Komarkova". Adventure Journal. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
- "Vera Komarkova". The Times. 21 June 2005. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
- American Alpine Club. The American Alpine Journal. The Mountaineers Books. ISBN 9781933056326.
- Stephen Goodwin (15 June 2005). "Vera Komarkova: Pioneer of women's mountaineering". Independent. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
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