PGF honors Anna Czerwinska as its person of the month for July 2002. Ms. Czerwinska is a Doctor of Pharmacology who left medical science for the mountains. She has been climbing for 33 years now and until May 16, 2002 held the distinction of being the oldest woman to reach the summit of Everest (Ms. Tamae Watanabe, a 63 year old office worker from Japan now holds the record). Ms. Czerwinska has climbed the eight tallest peaks in the world.
|Carstensz Pyramid||16,023||4,884||Indonesia (Oceania's highest mountain)||1999|
|Vinson Massif||16,067||4,897||Ellsworth Range Antarctica||1998|
|Denali (Mount McKinley)||20,320||6,195||Alaska North America||1996|
|Aconcagua||22,815||6,962||Argentina South America||1995|
Ms. Czerwinska is also a business person who owns handicraft shops in Warsaw, Poland.
We salute Ms. Czerwinska’s strength, determination and success. In touching the tallest peaks in the world, she has touched many cultures and peoples. PGF, like Ms. Czerwinska works to touch people globally by encouraging mutuality and understanding.