“2016 was a very productive and energetic year for me. I remember holding a press conference in last January following my conquering of Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak of South America. And within 2016, I have completed the Seven Summits”, said State Honored Sportswoman, mountaineer Gangaamaa Badamgarav today during a press conference.
With her latest successful climb at Mount Vinson Massif, the highest peak of Antarctica, she became the first Mongolian woman to conquer the mountain and the first Mongolian Seven Summiteer.
The mountaineer conquered the highest mountain in Antarctica, the white continent, at 7:15 PM, December 25 in Chile time and 9:57 AM, December 26 in Ulaanbaatar time to become one of the 416 Seven Summiteers from around the world.
The Seven Summits are the highest peaks of the seven continents. If we look at the timeline of her previous climbs: In 2010, she made it to the crown of the Mount Elbrus (5642m) in Russia, the highest peak in Europe.
In 2011, she conquered Mount Everest (8848m), the highest peak in Asia and the world on her second attempt to become the first Mongolian woman to step on the tremendous mountain.
In 2012, she successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (5895m), the highest peak in Africa on her first attempt.
In 2015, she reached the peak of Mount Denali (6190m), the highest mountain in North America on her third attempt.
In January 13, 2016, she conquered Aconcagua (6962m), the highest peak in South America with her first attempt. Although she pledged to ascend it via the hardest route, the Polish Glacier, she had to take a subsequent route because of harsh weather conditions.
In July, 2016, she did conquer Carstensz Pyramid (4884m), the highest peak of the Oceania. However, there are two versions of completing the Oceania Summit – Bass version which suggests to complete the Seven Summits with Mount Kosciusko, the highest peak of Australia and Messner version which suggests the Carstensz Pyramid, the highest island peak. Having conquered the both mountains, Gangaamaa became one of the 18 women from around the world who completed the Seven Summits with both versions as of August, 2016.
And in December, 2016, Gangaamaa set foot on Mount Vinson Massif (4892m), the highest peak of Antarctica. The Mount Vinson Massif was previously conquered only one mountaineer from Mongolia, Gankhuu Gendendaram.
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