/ NEWS: Sasha Digiulian Hits The Daily Mail
The photos are fantastic, the article not quite as fantastic, but overall it's a great spread and excellent to see climbing in the mainstream media.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67796
Best female climber in the world?!
The photos are cool but the journalism is the standard from mainstream media.
Haha, climber clings by her figner tips to conquer mountain above certain death.
What was the one recently that said with no safety ropes when the guy was clearly climbing with a rope and a belayer..... :/
It's a reasonable, though hardly brilliant, piece for a mainstream paper and, oddly enough, reads like it was written by a climber since it throws in 'sports climbing' and 'bouldering' without any explanation as if the writer thinks they are in common parlance. Probably also a freelance, possibly the photographer, since the pix are great and the words distinctly average and it's full of hyperbole designed to catch an editor's eye.
Sure there's nonsense in there. Both my kids tried to climb out of their cots and played on monkey bars too but neither became top climbers Can't undersatand it. But, hey, this piece is not written for us and let's face it, we've all seen an awful lot worse.
She will die doing what she loves I guess.
- Cc , Minneapolis, United States, 04/2/2013
I admire her athleticism but I do not want to read the headline that will eventually be printed.
- Sharon , Dallas, United States, 05/2/2013
- surely her finest achievement to date!
I read a similar shortened version in the Times yesterday as well!
It's just an advertorial for Adidas isn't it?
I wouldn't have thought the DM wrote any of it, unless to anglicise it.
Strength: Sasha is the youngest female to have successfully completed the hardest climbing route taken on by a woman - the 5.14d graded climb
eh? is she the only or the youngest?
> Strength: Sasha is the youngest female to have successfully completed the hardest climbing route taken on by a woman - the 5.14d graded climb
> eh? is she the only or the youngest?
She's the youngest. Josune climbed 9a about 10 years ago, Charlotte Durif also might / might not have done
>its repulsive to keep seeing
The photographer, Keith Ladzinski, has a website with some of his work on here: http://www.ladzinski.com/site/ Worth checking out.
The Daily Mail have a habit of picking up on climbing news that happened over a year prior, paying for the rights to use some shots and putting it on the web as if it was breaking news. There was an utterly ridiculous article they put up late last year proclaiming Leo Houdling as the first and only British climber to have scaled El Capitan (which they also got the height of incorrect, I recall).
Great comments indeed, my particular favourite:
'Most of these photographs are either upside down or the photographer was floating in mid air. This is a very very old trick to make climbing shots seem more dramatic.
- Robert, London, 4/2/2013 16:02'
Some UKC folk are never happy - lots of pictures of a young, attractive, female climber, and *still* someone grumbles!
> Repulsive, really?
> Some UKC folk are never happy - lots of pictures of a young, attractive, female climber, and *still* someone grumbles!
I'm with you on this! I like the picture - full of a joyful spirit. Since when were mouths repulsive?
I think it's hard to say she isn't s pretty girl even if she isn't your type. Good on the girl for her achievements even if the Mail are inaccurate and dated.
That's simple. It's the Daily Mail and therefore must be attacked on sight.
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