Radek Jaroš

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Radek Jaroš
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Personal information
Born (1964-04-29) 29 April 1964 (age 53)
Nové Město na Moravě, Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech
Career
Starting age 18
Family
Children Andrea Jarošová, Ondřej Jaroš

Radek Jaroš (born 29 April 1964 in Nové Město na Moravě, Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic) is a Czech mountaineer and author. In 1998 he climbed his first eight-thousander Mount Everest in the second attempt via its north face. In 2001, 2003 and 2005 he unsuccessfully tried to climb the K2. In 2002, along with Martin Minařík he climbed Kanchenjunga as the first Czech.[1] In 2006 announced he planned to conquer all the eight-thousand peaks of the world. As of 2014, he is the only Czech climber to conquer all 14 eight-thousanders and thereby complete the "Crown of the Himalaya".[2] Moreover, he was able to ascend all of these mountains without the use of supplemental oxygen, which made him the world's 15th person to accomplish this feat.[3]

Successful ascents on eight-thousanders

References

  1. "Radek Jaroš: Nejsem žádným pokořitelem". 27 June 2002. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  2. "První Čech zdolal všechny osmitisícovky, Jaroš stanul na K2". Aktualne.cz (in Czech). 26 July 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  3. "Radek JAros to dokazal, zdolal posledni osmitisicovku". tn.nova.cz (in Czech). 26 July 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 

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