In climbing circles, Lynn Hill is a legend. Big time. She was the first climber ever to make a free single day ascent of The Nose, a particularly gnarly route on Yosemite’s El Cap. She’s generally considered the best known female climber in the world, and Into Thin Air writer Jon Krakauer once said that “Lynn Hill isn’t just one of the best female climbers in the world, she is among the greatest rock climbers of all time.”
But Hill, who has been climbing rock faces now for more than 30 years and wrote the book Climbing Free, is also a mother and wants to help bring climbing to a wider audience. Her Lynn Hill rock climbing camps off the opportunity to learn how to scale boulders and sheer faces, not to mention tighten up those flabby arms. This fall she is offering a ten-day trip to the island of Sardinia to do some scrambling around one of the most lovely climbing spots around. You can learn more about Lynn and her climbing efforts here, or read her blog.