Décès de la première femme (chinoise, en fait tibétaine) ayant réussi l’ascension de l’Everest (mai 1975)
Chinese Himalayan heroine dead at 75 - People’s Daily OnlinePando (R1) stands on the summit of Mount Qomolangma. She became the world’s first woman to stand on the world’s highest peak on May 27, 1975. (Xinhua Photo)
Pando (R1) stands on the summit of Mount Qomolangma. She became the world’s first woman to stand on the world’s highest peak on May 27, 1975.
De fait, 11 jours plus tôt, la première femme arrivée en haut de l’Everest est Junko Tabei, Japonaise native de Fukushima.
Dinge en Goete (Things and Stuff) : This Day in History : May 16, 1975 : Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.▻http://dingeengoete.blogspot.fr/2013/05/this-day-in-history-may-16-1975-junko.html
“Back in 1970s Japan, it was still widely considered that men were the ones to work outside and women would stay at home,” said Tabei, who left her then 3-year-old daughter in the hands of her husband, also a mountaineer, and her relatives, when she went on that Everest expedition.
“Even women who had jobs — they were asked just to serve tea. So it was unthinkable for them to be promoted in their workplaces.”
Mais revenons à #Pando, héroïne du peuple chinois.Pando (R2) studies Kongur Tobe Mountain with her teammates on June 17, 1961. (Xinhua Photo)
Sa vie est racontée par son mari (chinois) (texte non daté, sans doute un peu ancien #hagiographie…)
I was interested in her past-she had spun and woven wollen cloth, kept flocks for serf-owners, begged in filthy streets and slept in a beggars’ den where runaway serfs, some with arms or legs amputated, or their eyes gouged out, gathered for shelter. At the age of thirteen, she and her mother were hired as porters trudging from the north to the south of the Himalayas in subtropical downpours or blizzards, sometimes suffering from the rigours of two seasons overnight. Later after liberation, her mother died. Pando recalled her last words : “Buddha cares for the rich, but never for us poor. Only Chairman Mao and the Communist Party know what is in our hearts.”
“What are you and Pando doing to promote China’s four modernizations?” someone asked. I recalled what the late Vice-Premier He Long once said, “China has so many mountains, but we know little about them. Mountaineering will have no life if it does not link up with scientific exploration. You should draw up a verdict for each mountain.” Nine out of the world’s 14 mountains above 8,00 metres are in China or on Chinese borders. So far, we’ve scaled only two. to scale more of these peaks, my beloved Pando and I hope to be among the many who are ready to accept their challenge. More important, we’re training Young mountaineers who will break our records.
Elle a été députée à la cinquième Assemblée nationale du peuple (1978-83).
En 2008, elle faisait partie des porteur⋅e⋅s du drapeau olympique à la cérémonie d’ouverture des Jeux Olympiques de Pékin.Pando (L2 from the front) attends the opening ceremony of Beijing Olympic Games on Aug. 8, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)