K2 Summer 2022: A Great Year for Women Climbers

The summer 2022 season was fantastic for female climbers. Records were set individually plus the total number who made it to the top, 26.  Courtesy of Karrar Haidri, Secretary Alpine Club of Pakistan, for this year’s list

1- Miss Antonina Samoilova Ukraine
2- Miss April A Leonardo USA
3- Miss Anne Faerovig Norvay
4- Asma Al Thani Qatar (1st from country)
5- Miss Afsane Hesamifard Iran (1st of country)
6- Catalina Quesada Spain
7- Miss Gina Marie RZucidlo USA
8- Miss Grace Tseng Ko-Erh Taiwan  (no o2)
9- Miss He Jing China (no o2)
10- Miss Jennifer Lyn Drummond USA
11- Miss Jill Wheatle Canada
12- Miss Krisli Melesk from Estonia
13- Miss Kristin Harila Norway
14- Miss Kristin Ann Bennett USA
15- Miss Liliya Ianovskaia Canada
16- Miss Monikia Witkowska Poland
17- Marie-Pier Canada
18- Miss Naila Kiani Pakistan
19- Miss Nelly Attar Lebanon (1st of country)
20- Miss Nadhira Alharthy Oman (1st from country)
21- Miss Samina Baig Pakistan (1st of country)
22- Miss Stefi Troguet Andora (no o2)
23- Wasfia Nazreen Bangladesh (1st from country)
24 July
24- Miss Sarah Strattan USA
25- Miss Adriana Brownlee UK
26- Miss Dorota Lidia Samocko Poland


K2 used to be known as having a sort of curse for women climbers.  Prior to 2014, of the nine women who have summited, five have died – 3 descending from K2’s summit and 2 on other 8,000m peaks.  Congratulations to all.

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