Over the top
Kamala Harris wasn't the only female breaking glass ceilings last week. Last Wednesday, Tahoe climber Emily Harrington, 34, became the first woman to free-climb the Golden Gate route up El Capitan, the 3,000-foot monolith in Yosemite National Park, in under 24 hours.
Harrington pulled herself over the lip, her head bloodied and bandaged, 21 hours 13 minutes and 51 seconds after she began. This was her fourth attempt at breaking the 24-hour timeline on the 41-pitch ascent. Only three other climbers have accomplished the feat in a day.
She was accompanied by none other than friend and Mr. Free Solo himself, Alex Honnold. Not a bad choice in belay partners.
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- Over the top
Kamala Harris wasn't the only female breaking glass ceilings last week. Last Wednesday, Tahoe climber Emily Harrington, 34, became the first woman to free-climb the Golden Gate route up El Capitan ...
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