Gerlinde Kaltenbunner is a powerful role-model for all ambitious & wild-hearted women. She’s the second female to summit all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without the use of supplemental oxygen. Her bravery & success in reaching the summit was also featured in National Geographic in April 2012 as she continued the mission even tho she was threatened by heavy snowfall and the increased danger of avalanches on the mountain’s steep slope. With this incredible achievement Gerlinde earned the recognition as National Geographic’s 2012 Adventurer of the Year – one of the most prestigious awards in the field of mountaineering. Women like Gerlinde are exceptional role models for aspiring adventurers & all women in seek of a life outside their comfort zones.