Edurne Pasaban

First woman to climb the 14 eight-thousanders. Life Coach.



Edurne Pasabán’s curriculum draws together a variety of activities that make her a leading figure on topics related to elite sport, overcoming challenges, business, training and high-level competition.

She is one of the few mountaineers who specializes in expeditions to what are known as the eight-thousanders in the Himalayas and the Karakorum Range (mountains over 8,000 meters above sea level, the highest on the planet) and is the first woman to have conquered these 14 peaks.

“When you think you can’t take any more, commitment gives you the strength to carry on”

Winner of the Premio Mujer y Deporte (Women and Sport Prize) awarded by the Spanish Olympic Committee to the best sportswoman of 2005 and associate professor at the IE Business School, Pasabán has also been awarded the Medalla de Oro al Mérito Deportivo (Gold Medal for Sporting Merit) and the Premio Reina Sofía (Queen Sofia Prize) for Best Sportsperson of the Year in 2011.

She began rock climbing at the age of 15 and the following year scaled Mont Blanc. In 2001 she made her first expedition to Everest and in 2004 led the climb up K2 together with the team of the TVE (Spanish national television) program Al Filo de lo Imposible (On the Edge of the Impossible). The descent turned into a fight for survival that took her to the limit and ended with two of her toes being amputated and a painful recovery.

Since then she has continued to conquer peaks. On May 17, 2010 she became the first woman in history to climb the 14 eight-thousanders when she reached the summit of Shisha Pangma.

Related speakers

Lolo Sainz

Basketball player and trainer. Expert in leadership and team management.


Francesca Cavallo

Writer, entrepreneur and stage director


Guillermo Mrt Gauna-Vivas

Industrial Engineer and Ayúdame3D founder

Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson

Footballer Media commentator and presenter


Usain Bolt

Legendary athlete. Fastest man alive.

Afterburner Inc.

Afterburner Inc.

Former Elite Military Professionals

Margarita speaker

Margarita Álvarez Pérez de Zabalza

Adecco Chief Marketing Communication Officer (2011-2018). President of Instituto Coca-Cola de la Felicidad (2005-2009).

rafael matesanz acedos speaker

Rafael Matesanz

Creator and founder of the National Transplant Organization


Your data will be processed by THINKING HEADS GROUP, S.L. to manage your contact with us. Our registered office is located in Madrid, C/ Velázquez, 24 - 7th floor, C.P.:28001 and our is NIF B-83220475

Adding your email address, means you have read and accepted the policy of How THINKING HEADS GROUP, S.L. treads your data and you consent the processing of your data.

Send this to a friend