Climbing on Four Continents - A Slideshow by Sibylle Hechtel, Sponsored by PCS

Sibylle is well-known for pioneering climbs in Yosemite and elsewhere. She'll describe some of her adventures (and mis-adventures) in North America (Yosemite, Sierra Nevada, Wyoming, Bugaboos, and Squamish), Europe, Australia, and Asia.

A little about Sibylle:

I’m a writer, climber, and mother. I’ve climbed since I was little. My father first took me to Yosemite when I was ten. Later, I climbed with my dad’s friends – climbers like Galen Rowell and George Lowe. Jim Bridwell led me up hard cracks in Yosemite where I met my friend, mentor, and climbing partner, Beverly Johnson. Bev and I did the first female ascent of El Capitan via the Triple Direct route.

Dick Dorworth and I first climbed the North Face of Mitchell in Wyoming’s Cirque of the Towers and with Bugs McKeith I did first ascents on the North Face of Andromeda and other ice climbs in Canada. In 1987, I joined the first western climbers to visit Kyrgyzstan’s Ak-Su mountains. Later I joined expeditions to Shishapangma and Everest.

After my son Tristan was born, I traveled less to remote climbing areas. Instead, we climbed in Yosemite, Devil’s Tower, and City of Rocks. When he was seven, we took Tristan to Germany, Italy, France, and Spain.

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