Korea's Oh sets climbing record
At about 6:15 p.m., Oh joined an elite group of 19 other climbers who have scaled each of the summits that rise more than 8,000 meters (26,247 feet) above sea level.
"I want to share this moment with the people of Korea. I also want to thank everyone," Oh said through tears as she reached the peak.
Oh had left Camp 4 at 7,200 meters at 5 a.m. to begin her 13-hour, 16-minute trek to the top. Her victory completed a journey that had begun 12 years, nine months and 10 days earlier, when she scaled
her first eight-thousander, Gasherbrum II.
Oh beat out three other women in the race to become the first female mountaineer to summit the eight-thousanders, which are clustered around the Himalayan and Kakakoram ranges in Nepal, China, Pakistan and India.
By Jason Kim
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