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Sasha DiGiulian & Profile Most Influential Female Rock Climber

Sasha DiGiulian is the first female mountaineer in the world to successfully climb the Magic Mushroom Route on the Eiger North Face. The Magic Mushroom itself is one of the most difficult routes in the Eiger, and Sasha climbs it there with Carlo Traversi with the free climb technique.

First Ascent of Mattherhorn: Victory & Tragedy

Humans may think that they can conquer mountains, but in fact nature will never be able to be resisted. No matter how hard humans try to defeat nature and the mountains, in the end they nature and mountains will also come out as victorious.

Profile of Mountaineer: Ian Clough

Ian Clough name is quite popular in British mountaineering history. Clough along with other big names such as Chris Bonnington, Doug Scott, Dougal Haston, Don Whillans, Tom Patey and others, became an important part of the annals of British mountaineering history. They are one of the golden generation in world mountaineering, their achievements and reputation […]

PROFILE OF MOUNTAINEER: TADEUZ PIOTROWSKI

Climbing the Polish Line route on the K2 mountain with Jerzy Kukuczka was perhaps Tadeuz Piothrowski greatest achievement. The route is littered with dangerous hanging seracs, very unlikely to be crossed for the sober-minded climber.

AUSTRALIAN MOUNTAINEER SUE FAR; PROFILE, ADVENTURE AND DEATH

After descending from the top of Manaslu in 2006, Susan slipped and fell in a crevasse at an altitude of 7,800 meters. She died on Sunday, May 28, 2006.
Susan’s body has been left lying on top of Manaslu to this day, in accordance with her own wishes which always advised that if she died in the mountains, then let her body remain there.

GINETTE HARRISON; PROFILE, ASCENT AND DEATH

On Sunday, October 24, 1999, 41-year-old Ginette Harrison was hit by an avalanche while trying to climb Mount Dhaulagiri. Besides Ginette Harrison, there was one other sherpa from a different expedition, who had also died from being swept away by the same avalanche at the time.

TSUNEO HASEGAWA EXPLORER: ADVENTURE AND DEATH

As an Asian, Tsuneo Hasegawa can be said to be quite successful in his ascent in the European Alps. He was the first person in the world to climb three of Europe’s deadliest cliffs in winter (the Great North Face of the Alps or North Face Trilogy).

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