– First Slovenian women to summit Everest-1990. Also
the first woman to Summit with her husband at the same
At the age of
33 Marija was in her prime, well conditioned, prepared and in
the company of good team members. Her summit was not assured but
it proved inevitable.
sport climbing are integral parts of her life. She has well
over 500 tours world wide including Himalayas. Everest in
1990, Cho Oyu in 1995 (her third 8000m+ summit), Karakorum in
1986 and Pamir in 1982.
attribute her success to having come from a family of ten
siblings where it would be a daily accomplishment
just to be heard and seen. Being surrounded by beloved Alps
from her youth, it is small wonder that she is an alpinist and
In most of
the information one sees related to her, inevitably her
husband is mentioned. That he is her climbing companion is no
doubt beneficial, however, her own merit, strength and
endurance are required for each step, cliff hanger and
vertical expose. Accordingly, Marija is a woman of
accomplishment, national pride and I’d like to think an
image of strength that all women aspire to.
Yes, you did
good girl, real good.
The women Summiters on Everest