Senorita conquers Pakistani peak to join climbing elite

via www.iol.co.za

Nursing bandaged, frostbitten feet, Edurne Pasaban has just joined the ranks of the international mountaineering circuit’s elite.

On Monday, the slim 30-year-old from Spain became only the sixth woman to reach the the peak of K2, the world’s second highest mountain. The other five are all dead.

They either died during the descent, like Britain’s Alison Hargreaves, or were killed in climbing accidents later…