Bev Johnson

Regarded by most as one of America’s greatest climbers, in 1978 Beverly Johnson was the first woman to ever climb the Dihedreal wall of El Cap in Yosemite, and did it alone in 10 days. Born in 1947, Johnson was putting up first ascents all across the country before many of us were even born.

Read a great summary and check some other great photos of Johnson’s career over at then pick up the book about her life, The View from the Edge.

Hats off.


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One Response to Bev Johnson

  1. Christine March 30, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    Thank you for linking this piece. Absolutely love the look/feel and ambitions of your website…will post something on our site in reference to it.

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