High altitude climber Gerlinde Galtenbrunner turns 50.

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner: The Extreme Mountaineer

As a high-altitude mountaineer who was the first woman to climb all 14 eight-thousanders without bottled oxygen, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner is an exceptional athlete.

The qualified nurse climbed her first eight-thousander at the young age of 23. With the ascent of K2, with a total of 8611 vertical meters and the second highest mountain on earth, she is the first woman to have reached all eight-thousander peaks without the support of supplemental oxygen and without the help of high altitude porters.

However, her passion is not only for the eight-thousanders. The Austrian is also inspired by the exchange and cooperation with other people. Above all, gratitude, inner passion, and a respectful approach to nature are at the center of her life. Again and again she tries to share these values and attitudes with her fellow men from different cultures in various lectures and workshops.

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Sustainability and Mountain Sports - Does That Work?

Many people look up to her. As one of the best extreme mountaineers, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner has a certain role model function, also in terms of sustainability. The athlete gladly accepts this role model function. In this interview, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner reveals how a sustainable lifestyle can be combined with mountaineering expeditions.

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