Edurne Pasaban

has successfully conquered all fourteen 8.000m peaks!
© Pasaban


date of birth: 01.08.1973 ★
Geburtsort: Tolosa
domicile: Span
profession: technical engineer

„I have been using KOMPRERDELL poles

for years on my expeditions in the Himalayas. Part of the secret of my success is to choose the best partners and teammembers. KOMPERDELL is such a partner and has contributed to my success on the fourteen 8.000m peaks.“

General history

Edurne studied technical engineering and got her degree in personal management at the business school ESADE in Barcelona. She founded her own business – a restaurant with Agro-tourism, called „Abeletxe“. Today Edurne Pasaban is one of the worlds most successful mountaineers who - among other achievements – conquered all fourteen 8000 m peaks She was the second woman to have been on all fourteen 8000 m peaks, as only the South Korean woman, Eun-Sun, beat her by a few days. In 2 parallel but independant expeditions, Edurne Pasaban and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner reached the peak of Broad Peak at the same time, on July 12th, 2007. The same happened on the Dhaulagiri on May 1st, 2008. In October 2008 Edurne Pasaban reached the peak of Manaslu only one day after Nives Meroi.


Edurne Pasaban has climbed the 8000m peaks in the following order:
23. Mai 2001: Mount Everest
16. May 2002: Makalu
5. October 2002: Cho Oyu
26. May 2003: Lhotse
19. July 2003: Gasherbrum II
26. July 2003: Hidden Peak
26. July 2004: K2
20. July 2005: Nanga Parbat
12. July 2007: Broad Peak
1. May 2008: Dhaulagiri
5. October 2008: Manaslu
18. May 2009: Kangchendzönga
17. April 2010: Annapurna
17. May 2010: Shishapangma

On 4th of April 2011 Edurne Pasaban travelled again to Nepal, motivated by the “14+1 challenge”: EVEREST without oxygen. Unfortunately this attempt had to be broken off because of some adversities and bad weather conditions.