Sasha DiGiulian first began climbing at six years old, in 1998. She is a world champion competition climber. Outdoors, Sasha is the first North American woman to climb the grade 9a, 5.14d, recognized as one of the hardest sport climbs achieved by a female at the time. Sasha was the third woman in the world to accomplish this grade. She has accomplished multiple first ascents and 28 first female ascents around the world, including a first female ascent on the North Face of the Eiger. Sasha graduated from Columbia University in New York City, majoring in nonfiction writing and business. She is on the board of the Women’s Sports Foundation and serves as a global athlete ambassador for Right to Play, Up2Us Sports, and the American Alpine Club. In addition to climbing, Sasha has a column with Outside Magazine and has been a published writer by other publications, including National Geographic, Rock and Ice, SELF, Seventeen, and CRAVE.