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LA HISTORIA DE WANDA RUTKIEWICZ Anna Kaminska

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“I will die on the mountain,” said Wanda Rutkiewicz. And he kept his word. On May 12, 1992, he died in the Kangchenjunga, in the Himalayas. It had to be his ninth eight thousand. No one witnessed his death, no one heard his last words, no one found his body. His disappearance, like so many other events in his life, to this day remains a mystery.

Wanda Rutkiewicz (1943-1992), the most outstanding Polish mountaineer of all time, climbed nine of the highest peaks on Earth. She was the first woman in K2 and the first European in Everest. As a child she was known for her tenacity, but she had to mature quickly. He carried the burden of a complicated family environment. Even so, life always chose leading roles for Wanda: she studied electronics because she was passionate about cybernetics, she was a professional volleyball player and a great mountaineer. When she did not feel valued she did everything possible to show that she was the best, Wanda used to repeat that for her that was like gasoline to live on. It had been that way since his childhood, too short, perhaps that is why he lived from expedition to expedition, untethered, seeking eternal freedom.

Anna Kamiska, with detective commitment and journalistic acumen, discovers the unknown facets of Wanda. From documents, photographs and memories of his loved ones – who for the first time have agreed to be interviewed – he achieves more than a biography: an exciting story about an exceptional woman, about how to overcome demons and weaknesses, about passions they instill strength, on the mysteries that he took with him to the heights … On the one hand, a story of destruction and pain, but at the same time a song to the vital and creative force of a woman ahead of her time, who did not bow to the canons that society had written for her.

THE STORY OF WANDA RUTKIEWICZ
ON THE LIMITS OF LIFE
Wanda Rutkiewicz’s story

ISBN: 9788498295030
Editorial: Ediciones Desnivel
Issue date: 2020
Place of edition: Madrid.
Edition number: 1st
Binding: Paperback with flap
Dimensions: 15 cm x 23 cm
Page Number: 304
Languages: Spanish
Subjects:
/ Mountain Literature / Mountain (Spanish)