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Federica Mingolla repeating Digital Crack 8a, Grand Gendarme Arête des Cosmiques, Mont Blanc
Photo by Federico Ravassard
Italian climber Federica Mingolla
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Federica Mingolla climbs Digital Crack on Mont Blanc


21-year-old Italian climber Federica Mingolla has repeated Digital Crack 8a, Mont Blanc.

If it’s true that dreaming is an act of pure imagination, that attests to man’s creativity, then it’s also true that it’s extremely difficult to realize those dreams that stem lightly from the imagination. This is the case for most of us, but not so for Italian climber Federica Mingolla who after having sent her first granite 8b last April, Legittima Visione in Valle dell’Orco, has now added to her already superb curriculum one of the most sought-after extreme rock climbs in the Mont Blanc massif.

On the 1st of July Mingolla repeated the beautiful Digital Crack up the smooth granite located at 3800 meters above sea level on the SE Face of the Grand Gendarme, on the incredible Arête des Cosmiques. The face, slightly overhanging and clearly visible from the Aiguille du Midi cable car, that was climbed free for the first time by the Frenchmen Thierry Renault and Alain Ghersen.

We’re bound to hear more in due course about the days Mingolla spent with Adriano Trombetta, Lorenzo Pernigotti and Federico Ravassard on the "roof of Europe", as well as more about other quick raids at altitude in the future. Mingolla, evidently, has the mountains in her DNA.

Federica Mingolla thanks her sponsors Ferrino, Wild Climb and Petzl

09/10/2014 - Federica Mingolla repeats Tom et je ris 8b+ in the Verdon Gorge
On 2 October 2014 Italian climber Federica Mingolla repeated the spectacular climb Tom et je ris 8b+ in the Verdon Gorge, France. The report by Edoardo Falletta





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