10 Facts About Alison Chadwick-Onyszkiewicz


Alison Chadwick-Onyszkiewicz was a British climber, mountaineer, painter and lithography lecturer.

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Alison Chadwick-Onyszkiewicz's made the first ascent of Gasherbrum III, at the time the highest unclimbed mountain in the world.

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Alison Chadwick-Onyszkiewicz died along with her climbing partner, Vera Watson, during an attempt on Annapurna I Central.

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Alison Chadwick-Onyszkiewicz was born in Birmingham and grew up in Cornwall.

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Alison Chadwick-Onyszkiewicz's studied at Slade School of Fine Arts in London where she learned to climb.

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Alison Chadwick-Onyszkiewicz's was known for her cool head and early commitment to alpine style mountaineering, which involves moving quickly and independently towards summits, at a time when large siege style expeditions were more common.

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Alison Chadwick-Onyszkiewicz's made the first ascent of Gasherbrum III, the world's highest unclimbed peak, with a mixed team consisting of her, Rutkiewicz, Onyszkiewicz, and Krzysztof Zdzitowiecki.

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Alison Chadwick-Onyszkiewicz was one of the few non Americans, and was considered one of their best climbers.

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However, Alison Chadwick-Onyszkiewicz was keen for a female only team to succeed, so she and climbing partner Vera Watson made a second summit push to the unclimbed second peak.

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In 1971 Alison Chadwick-Onyszkiewicz married Polish mathematician and mountaineer Janusz Onyszkiewicz, her frequent climbing partner.

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