Have you already achieved your dream? I did, on Sunday 17 April, when I reached the summit of El Capitan (2,307 m, Yosemite, California) by free climbing each of the 41 pitches of the Golden Gate route (1,000 m, 5.13a/b). The ascent lasted 9 days, shared with the best companion, supporter and coach, the Belgian climber Seb Berthe (remember, the one from Alpine Trilogy Doggystyle with Nico Favresse). So, with this route, first freed in 2000 by the brothers Thomas and Alexander Huber, the same summer I was born in the countryside of Occitania (in Auch, Ed. note), I become, without a doubt, at the age of 21, the second youngest woman to free climb a route on El Capitan, after the American Beth Rodden (Lurking Fear route, 5.13c, 600 m, with Tommy Caldwell) at the age of 20 (also in 2000)*.
The Golden Gate ascent was not done in 9 days. The adventure started months ago, coming by sea and with a long and specific preparation. Moreover,
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