The Arc’teryx Squamish Academy is taking place from Aug. 22 to 25 and there’ll be a number of top climbers presenting and teaching clinics. Included in the stacked lineup is Lynn Hill, who is one of the most legendary climbers still out there climbing today. For more information on her show visit here.
In 1990, she won the world cup, then became the first woman to send 5.14 and then made the first free ascent of The Nose. At the age of 58, Hill will bring stories of wisdom from her decades of experience as a cutting-edge climber, as a woman changing the landscape of gender equality in adventure sport and as a mother.
“I belong to a generation of climbers who define success by style: for us, free climbing is a philosophy and a way of life,” Hill wrote in 2006. “I’d been a child during the 1960s when women burned their bras and hundreds of thousands gathered in protests against the Vietnam War. As a climber, I’ve felt connected to a similar nonconformist culture, one opposed to society’s increasing materialism, pollution and corruption. Our approach to the rock—clean, traditional climbing, with the least dependence on equipment—was an extension of this ethical viewpoint.”