First ascent of K2 (female)
Who
Wanda Rutkiewicz
What
first
Where
Pakistan
When
Wanda Rutkiewicz (Poland) reached the summit of K2, the world's second highest mountain, on 23 June 1986, becoming the first woman to climb the 8,611 m (28,251 ft) peak. Rutkiewicz, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest female climbers ever, was killed on a climb in December 1992.