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Karla Wheelock

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Karla Susana Wheelock Aguayo (born 14 April 1968)[1] is a Mexican mountaineer, writer, and lecturer. Shortly after Elsa Ávila became the first Latin American woman to ascend Mount Everest on 5 May 1999, Wheelock ascended Everest by the same route. She is the first Iberoamerican woman to climb the Seven Summits, achieving this in 2005. She holds a degree in Law from the Faculty of Law of the Autonomous University of Coahuila, an institution from which she graduated from with Honorable Mention, and worked for the government of Carlos Salinas de Gortari and the Secretary of Commerce and Industrial Development.


She authored 3 books:

  • Las 7 Cumbras (The 7 Summits), published by Random House (ISBN 6071112761) on 14 December 2011.
  • El Tercer Polo (The Third Pole)
  • 10 Hábitos de la Mujer Empoderada (10 Habits of Empowered Women)

Open Water Swimming[edit]

She appeared on WOWSA Live with Mariel Hawley Dávila and hosts Antonio Argüelles and Steven Munatones.

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