Masha Gordon - Festiwal Górski 2019 w Lądku-Zdroju
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Welcome to the 24rd edition of Ladek Mountain Festival – the greatest and oldest Polish event of this kind. 2019 edition will be held from the 19th to 22nd of September. Piolets d’Or 2019 Awards Ceremony will take place during the Festival. As usual the event will offer many film screenings as well as the meetings with great climbers and mountaineers. Save the date!

Masha Gordon

Masha Gordon is an explorer, a philanthropist and a mother-oftwo.
She started her career as a journalist for the Washington Post in Moscow and later studied in the United States; gaining a BA in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin and MALD from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
Masha spent the next 16 years of her career working in finance. She spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs where she was a Managing Director and most recently led the emerging markets portfolio management team at PIMCO. She moved to a portfolio career of non-executive board roles in 2014 and currently serves as an independent director on the boards of three publicly listed companies. Her portfolio of non-profit roles includes being a
member of the Board of Advisors for the Fletcher School, a member of the investment committee at Oxfam UK, and a trustee of the Girls Day School Trust.
In her free time, Masha is a passionate mountaineer who has been on over 15 expeditions all over the world. In October 2015, she embarked on a journey to set a women’s world record in Explorers Grand Slam, an endurance challenge that features climbing highest
peaks on every continent, including Everest and skiing to the North and South Poles. On June 11, 2016 she set a new Guinness record at 7 months and 19 days. She has since climbed Makalu and Lhotse, world’s 3 and 5th highest peaks. Masha is a founder of
GRIT&ROCK, a charity that administers a largest pool of expedition grants focused exclusively on women.