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WCS17 Headline Speaker: Lynn Hill

Female climber Lynn Hill.

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Lynn Hill will be headlining this year's Women's Climbing Symposium.

Lynn Hill is a living legend. The first woman to climb 5.14 and on-sight 5.13b, in 1994 she changed the boundaries of what is possible in rock climbing with the first free ascent – man or woman - of The Nose on El Cap.

Lynn has competed all over the world, and her big wall skills have also taken her to first ascents in Kyrgyzstan and Madagascar.

Currently living in Boulder, Colorado, she balances her time between climbing, running, skiing, travels and raising her son Owen.

Lynn says: “I’m really happy to join the Women’s Climbing Symposium, bringing women of all ages and ability level together. As more women are introduced to climbing, the world of climbing becomes a more healthy, happy and balanced community!”

Female pro-climber Lynn Hill on the final pitch of The Nose.
Lynn Hill on the final pitch of The Nose.

Keep an eye on the website and social channels for further speaker and theme announcements in coming weeks.


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