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Watch Catherine Destivelle Free-Solo Old Man of Hoy

Catherine Destivelle was one of the first, bold soloists of the modern-era of climbing. Watch her free-solo Old Many of Hoy in Scotland in 1998, she was also four months pregnant, after rope-soloing the lower pitches.

Old Man of Hoy was first climbed by Chris Bonington, Rusty Baillie and Tom Patey in 1966. There are seven routes up the stack, the most commonly used of which is the original. At least 50 ascents are made a year.

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