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An Excerpt from ‘Wild New Brave’: The First All-Woman Ascent of El Cap

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In 1973, the faces of Yosemite were strikingly male. So, climbers Lynn Hill, Sibylle Hechtel, and Bev Johnson set out to prove that anything the boys could do, they could do, too. This excerpt from the film Wild New Brave tells the story of the first time Hechtel and Johnson climbed El Cap. Follow the Brave New Wild project on Instagram here and website here.

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