Posted 8th August 2016

Gulnur Tumbat is an avid endurance athlete who regularly runs to train for ultramarathons, adventure races, high-altitude mountaineering, and climbing, and sometimes simply to be out on the trails to disconnect from everything. She thinks her hyper border collie dog turned her into an ultra-runner. She regularly runs 50km, 50 miles, and 100K races with some podium finishes. The first 100K she ever ran, she finished as the first woman (Santa Barbara, CA 100K in 2012). She resides in San Francisco, CA and is a marketing professor on the side. She spent 2 months in her tent on the glacier at Everest base camp in 2004 in order to collect data for her PhD dissertation at the time on sociological and commercial aspects of risk taking. In 2014 she went back to go to the summit and had to witness the big avalanche tragedy of that season and turned around. She has been climbing mountains for more than 20 years and she has climbed 5 of the 7-Summits, a project involving climbing the highest mountains on each geographical continent. 1. Asia, Everest, 8848m, 2. South America, Aconcagua, 6962m (first Turkish woman and solo), 3. North America, McKinley, 6195m (first Turkish woman), 4. Africa, Kilimanjaro, 5963m, 5. Europe, Elbrus, 5642m, 6. Antarctica, Vinson, 4897m, 7. Oceania, Carstenz, 4884m (first Turkish, man or woman).

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