Monday, May 27, 2024
Everest 2024

Lucia becomes first Slovak woman to top Everest

 

Mountaineer Lucia Janičová has become the first Slovak woman to climb to the top of the Mount Everest.

She completed the feat on Sunday 12th May, from the Nepalese side via the southern route with oxygen and Sherpa support.

Janičová reached the expedition’s destination at about 8.28 a.m. local time, along with the first Kazakh woman, Anar Burasheva.

In preparation for the Everest expedition, the Slovak trained in the Alps, where she also climbed Mont Blanc (4807 m), Mera Peak in the Himalayas (6476 m) and Aconcagua in the Andes (6961 m).

The first Slovaks to reach the Mount Everest summit were Zoltan Demjan and Jozef Psotka on October 15, 1984, but the latter died tragically on the way back.