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Sasha Digiulian Climbs South Africa First Ascent

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On a recent trip to South Africa (the 29th country she’s climbed in), 21 year-old DiGiulian came across a route which had been laid out years ago but never actually climbed. This video shows the challenges she faced; she eventually completed the entire route — a first ascent — earning the right to name it. She chose ‘Rolihlahla,’ Nelson Mandela’s middle name.

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