241 33061 si 12-06-2001 Lynn Hill at Milan On Thursday 14 June 2001 the Californian climber Lynn Hill will hold a talk at Milan's Auditorium Don Bosco PlanetMountain.com Events
|On Thursday 14 June 2001 the Californian climber Lynn Hill will hold a talk at the Auditorium Don Bosco. Organised by The North Face and Montagna Sport, this promises to be a highly interesting evening with one of the reference points in climbing. |
Lynn Hill, who started in 1975 when she was fourteen, is widely considered to be one of the greatest climbers in the world. She progressed rapidly to 5.12c in 1980, while in 1990 she became the first woman to climb 5.14. In the 1980s she moved to the south of France, the home of sports climbing and in 1986 she debuted in competitions, remaining practically unbeaten until 1992 with more than 30 international victories including 5 Rock Masters to her name.
Lynn loves climbing, in particular on rock, and her greatest achievement is without a doubt her 1993 free ascent of The Nose, the mythical big wall on El Capitain, Yosemite. Lynn needed 4 days for this first free ascent but returned in 1995 to climb the route in a single 23-hour push. This outstanding ascent profoundly shook the foundations of the climbing community. She then turned her attention to expeditions in Kyrgyzstan and Madagascar, and has now written her first book, due to be published shortly.
Film Climbing in Madagascar and Free Climbing the Nose.
Debate with Lynn Hill
La Montagna Sport v. Lazzaretto, 14 Milano
tel +39 02/29522027
Thursday 14 June
Auditorium Don Boscovia Melchiorre Gioia, 48