Mari Salvesen on her First Ascent of Tazlov, 8b trad
Mari Salvesen talks to us about Tazlov, her new 8b trad route on the island of Sotra, Norway.
Norwegian climber Mari Augusta Salvesen is a top all-round climber, having excelled in nearly all disciplines of the sport. Some of her highlights include:
Boulder: Misanthropie 8A in...
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This is the sort of female climbing news that I really love reading about: not a 'first female ascent' of an existing route (undoubtedly newsworthy and significant though they are) - not a story of a feminine success already cast within the structure of the male-dominated norms, but the actual cutting edge of climbing being pushed and massive, newsworthy new routes being put up - by someone who happens to be female.
Mari is an absolute beast.
She absolutely is, the film of her flash of Belly of the Bad Berries is incredible.
One of the best trad climbers in the world! And what a crux... Well done Mari! :)