| Four Croatian female alpinists climbed on Mt Everest, among them two sisters Darija and Iris Bostjančić on the photo. It was for the first time that two sisters climbed on the top of Himalayas. This success was a result of team work in which 11 Croatian female alpinists participated. The expedition was organized by Croatian Mountaineering Association on the occasion of 135 years of its existence, founded in 1874, one of the oldest such organizations in the world. |
Croatian female alpinists on 'Everest 2009' expedition
Eleven Croatian female Alpinists and their guide Darko Berljak started their "Everest 2009" expedition.
They reached the summit of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world (8,850 metres).
The Croatian Mountaineering Association has organised the expedition, on the occasion of 135th anniversary of the Association founded in 1874. The women have been preparing for almost two years for this adventure.
In 2007, Croatian women reached the summit of Cho Oyu, the sixth-highest mountain in the world (8,201 metres), 35 kilometres west of Mount Everest on the border between China and Nepal.
Based on www.croatiantimes.com
Two sisters from Rijeka, CROATIA conquer Mount Everest
Two members of the all-female Croatian climbing team, sisters Darija and Iris Bostjancic, on Tuesday conquered Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.
They displayed a Croatian flag on the world's highest peak at 0940 hrs local time in Nepal. Darija and Iris Bostjancic are the first sisters to scale this height together.
The Bostjancic sisters and Vedrana Simicevic (all from Rijeka) conquered the world's sixth highest peak, Cho Oyu, on 2 October 2007. Cho Oyu is 8,201 metres high, and the three alpinists were the first Croatian women to scale a height of over 8,000 metres. It was the first time two sisters stood on this peak at the same time.
The sisters Bostjancic and Simicevic were members of the first all-female Croatian climbing team. Cho Oyu, whose name in Tibetan means "turquoise goddess", is situated in the Himalayas on the border between Tibet and Nepal, about 35 kilometres west of Mount Everest.
Hrvatska ženska alpinistička ekspedicija Mt. Everest 2009
The most successful Croatian Himalaya climber is Stipe Božić. He climbed Mt Everest twice, in 1979 and 1989, and he was the second European to do so, after Messner. He also climbed K2 and Kangchenjunga in Himalayas.
See his SEVEN SUMMITS presentation of the highest peaks on all 7 continents that he climbed: Mount Everest (Asia), Aconcagua (S. America), Mount McKinley (N. America), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Vinson (Antarctica), Mont Blanc and Elbrus (Europe), Mount Kosciusko (Australia).
Stipe Božić is amazing globetrotter. See also a story about another noteworthy Croatian globetrotter hundred years ago - Josip Mikulec.
For more information about Stipe Božić we invite you to visit www.stipebozic.com .
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