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BM #4 - Edurne Pasabán


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Hablamos con Edurne Pasabán antes de convertirse en la primera mujer en coronar los 14 ochomiles.

Hablamos con Edurne Pasabán antes de convertirse en la primera mujer en coronar los 14 ochomiles.

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  • 1. ADVENTURE THE EDURNE PROYECT With just three more peaks separating her from being the EL PROYECTO first woman in history to climb EDURNE all fourteen eight thousand A tan sólo tres cumbres de ser metre high peaks on the planet, la primera mujer en la histo- Edurne Pasabán passes the time ria en ascender los catorce working as a consultant, a com- ochomiles del planeta, Edur- pany lecturer and, in addition, ne Pasabán mata el tiempo she manages a restaurant. "I'm trabajando como consultora, an active person, if I don't have conferenciante para empresas something to do I get antsy," y, además, dirige un restau- affirmed the mountain climber rante. “Soy una persona acti- licensed in industrial engineer- va, si estoy parada me daría ing emphatically, who never algo”, afirma rotundamente even knew she was born near la alpinista licenciada en in- a mountain. "I didn't think I geniería industrial, que nunca would be a professional athlete, supo que había nacido para but when I climbed the peak la montaña: “No pensaba que of the K2, I realised that I could iba a ser deportista profesio- dedicated myself to it." It was nal, pero cuando alcancé la on this expedition when, ac- cima del K2, me di cuenta de cording to what she explains to que podría dedicarme a ésto”. us, she "saw the danger signs;" Fue en esa expedición cuando, Edurne reached the peak, but según nos explica, “le vio las it cost her two of her toes. orejas al lobo”; Edurne alcan- Months after that climb, depres- zó la cumbre, pero le costó la sion set in that plagued her even pérdida de dos dedos de los off the mountain for almost pies. Meses después de aque- two years. Today she confirms lla ascensión, tuvo una depre- that having overcome that rough sión que la mantuvo fuera de patch helped her to find her la alta montaña casi dos años. path, her future project. Three Hoy afirma que haber pasado climbs left to reach the target, por ese bache le ayudó a hallar Edurne has no doubts: "I will su camino, su proyecto de fu- achieve it." What happens when turo. Tres ascensiones para la you're 8,000 metres above meta, Edurne no tiene dudas: sea level? "You realise that we "Lo voy a conseguir". ¿Qué su- live locked up in our own little cede cuando estás a 8.000 me- world, that there's much more. tros del suelo? “Te das cuenta Up there I feel stable, I enjoy de que vivimos encerrados en the solitude and I'm at peace nuestro entorno más cercano, with the world." hay mucho más. Allí arriba me siento estable, disfruto de la soledad y estoy en paz con el © EDURNEPASBAN.COM Manaslu (The Himalayas Range, Nepal). Height: 8.156 metres. Coordinates: 28º 33' N, 84º 34' E. mundo”. B A BY L O N M A G A Z I N E 2 5