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15.06.2012

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Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner

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Maxut Zhumayev (left) of Kazakhstan, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, originally from Austria, and Vassiliy Pivtsov of Kazakhstan just after reaching the top of K2, the world’s second-highest mountain, on Aug. 23, 2011. Each of the three alpinists has summited all of Earth’s 14 major peaks without using supplementary oxygen. Kaltenbrunner was named National Geographic Explorer of the Year for her achievement in a ceremony in Washington, DC on June 14, 2012.

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Maxut Zhumayev (left) of Kazakhstan, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, originally from Austria, and Vassiliy Pivtsov of Kazakhstan just after reaching the top of K2, the world’s second-highest mountain, on Aug. 23, 2011. Each of the three alpinists has summited all of Earth’s 14 major peaks without using supplementary oxygen. Kaltenbrunner was named National Geographic Explorer of the Year for her achievement in a ceremony in Washington, DC on June 14, 2012., © Dariusz Załuski / National Geographic
Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Maxut Zhumayev (left) of Kazakhstan, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, originally from Austria, and Vassiliy Pivtsov of Kazakhstan just after reaching the top of K2, the world’s second-highest mountain, on Aug. 23, 2011. Each of the three alpinists has summited all of Earth’s 14 major peaks without using supplementary oxygen. Kaltenbrunner was named National Geographic Explorer of the Year for her achievement in a ceremony in Washington, DC on June 14, 2012. - © © Dariusz Załuski / National Geographic

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Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner named Explorer of the Year by National Geographic
15.06.2012 by Planetmountain

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner named Explorer of the Year by National Geographic

Yesterday the National Geographic Society awarded the title Explorer of the Year to Austrian alpinist Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner. The late Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard was awarded the Hubbard Medal.

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