4,000 pull-ups on El Cap

Liv Sansoz

Climbing a big wall, whatever it is, is always a bit of a mission. You have tons of gear, heavy bags with the portaledge, the equipement, the water and food you need for a few days. All this you have to carry it up, to haul it and then to carry it down. It’s nothing light but totally worth the experience.
Climbing a big wall with a woman who lost the use of her legs on a climbing accident is a total different story ! Nonetheless it’s what we did. « We » it’s Vanessa François, Marion Poitevin, Fabiend Dugit and myself.  Vanessa got struck by a huge chunk of ice in April 2010 while climbing a very classic line on the South Face of Aiguille du midi. Since then she’s paraplegic. Vanessa is not the type of person that will give up and after a year of rehabilitation she rebuild herself and…

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