Small-town dentist becomes third Czech woman to climb Mount Everest

Eva Perglerová, a dentist from the town of Přeštice in Western Bohemia, became the third ever Czech woman to successfully ascend the world highest mountain – Mount Everest – after reaching its peak on Wednesday morning, news site reports citing her friend Patrik Pátek.

Ms Perglerová was among a group of 27 mountaineers who took part in the ascent. Before reaching the peak of the 8,849m high mountain she spent two months in the Himalayas to get used to the local climate. Mr Pátek said that she is now on her way back and should return to Czechia this weekend. The mayor of her hometown said that it’s preparing to celebrate when she comes back.

A total of 16 Czechs have so far managed to reach the peak of Mount Everest, of which three are women. The first female to do so was Klára Kolouchová in 2007.