CHALLENGING EXPEDITIONS

JOINT ADVENTURES

Katja Staartjes

climbed a number of peaks higher than 8,000 metres. She was the first Dutch woman to climb Mount Everest (8,848 m), and together with Henk Wesselius, the first Dutch mountaineers to climb Gasherbrum 1 (8,068 m) and the fore-summit of Manaslu (8,140 m). In 2013 the couple completed the Upper Great Himalaya Trail through Nepal.