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Alex Honnold’s Mom is the Oldest Woman to Summit El Capitan

Everyone knows of climbing phenom Alex Honnold, but few probably know just as much about Dierdre Wolownich—a.k.a Alex Honnold’s mom. The thing is, Wolownich doesn’t deserve recognition because she’s related to Honnold, but because she’s a badass in her own right. At the age of 58, her son took her climbing and she became hooked. With one of the best climbing partners one could have, Wolownich took her passion for climbing to new heights, and eventually at the age of 66 became the oldest woman to climb El Capitan.

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Her latest book, The Sharp End of Life: A Mother’s Story, follows her journey in climbing as well as her incredible life. To learn more about the memoir, check out this video from Wolownich’s lecture at the Kendal Mountain Festival, where she shared a few insights from the book.

Image result for the sharp end of life a mother's storyWolownich's book is available now. Amazon Books Photo.

Wolownich is amazing. After reading the details and hearing her I am a fan of her. Alex Honnold took her mother with him for climbing. It is when she is 58 years old. She is addicted to it and she continues it and become famous sexy leather clothes.

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Before Jimmy Carter was President, He Canoed Some Sketchy Sh*t
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