Renata Chlumska – Link to Ted Talk

Renata Chlumska (born 9 December 1973 in Malmö, Sweden) is an adventurer and mountain climber. Born to Czech parents, she has both Swedish and Czech citizenship.

On 5 May 1999, she became the first Swedish and Czech woman to climb Mount Everest.

During 2005 and 2006 she performed a challenge called “Around America Adventure” in the lower 48 states of the United States. She paddled a kayak from Seattle to San Diego, bicycled with the kayak on a carriage from San Diego to Brownsville, Texas, continued kayaking around Florida to Eastport, Maine, and then bicycled back to Seattle. She became the first person to circumnavigate 32 states by bicycle and kayak.

She was engaged to Göran Kropp when he died in a climbing accident.

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