Wanda Rutkiewicz (February 4, 1943 – May 12–13, 1992) was a Polish mountain climber. On 16 October 1978, she became the third woman, the first Pole, and the first European woman to reach the summit of Mt Everest. In 1986 she became the first woman to successfully climb K2.
Wanda Rutkiewicz climbed also Nanga Parbat (1985), Shishapangma (1987), Gasherbrum II (1989), Gasherbrum I (1990), Cho Oyu (1991) - Annapurna I (1991) and Kangchenjunga (1992 uncertain).
It was while climbing Kangchenjunga the third highest mountain in the world that Wanda Rutkiewicz was last seen alive by Mexican climber Carlos Carsolio.
Poland 2018, Wanda Rutkiewicz.