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Chantel Astorga

One of the best female alpinists in the world, Chantel has a list of ascents from Alaska to the Himalaya and Yosemite that stand out not just for their difficulty, but also for their style and levels of commitment.

From Lowman, Idaho, Chantel has a climbing CV that's getting more impressive by the day. In 2015 she and Jewell Lund became the first all-female team to successfully climb the legendary Denali Diamond, which itself was only the 7th time this had been repeated. Last year Chantel established a new route on the South-West Face of Mount Nilkantha in the Garwhal. Slightly closer to home, Chantel made the first female link up of El Cap and Half Dome and is a former holder of the women’s speed record on the Nose. She’s climbed El Cap alone 19 times in all, including the first female solo of Mescalito. And in June this year, Chantel made the first female ascent of the Slovak Route on Denali with Anne Gilbert Chase.

Chantel Astorga

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