Sasha DiGiulian and Carlo Traversi climbing Magic Mushroom on the Eiger


What are your dreams? For top American climbers Sasha DiGiulian and Carlo Traversi, their dream was to climb the Eiger Nordwand. As successful sport climbers looking to step outside of their respective comfort zones they were motivated to challenge themselves on one of the most iconic mountains in the world. The route of choice was Paciencia 8a (900 meters), the hardest route on the mountain. After three weeks of failed attempts due to wet and snowy conditions they were forced to make a decision. Continue with the original objective or attempt a neighboring route that offered drier rock. They opted for climbing over waiting and turned their attention to Magic Mushroom 7c+ (600 meters). Three long days of effort culminated in the first American ascents by the team, and the First Female Ascent of the route by Sasha.

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