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SNEWS® Live: Lynn Hill is one of the most recognized names in climbing. In a career that spans more than 30 years, her contributions to the sport have been both groundbreaking and inspirational. One of the first female climbers to reach a position of prominence, Hill made a name for herself in 1979. She was the first woman to establish a 5.13 route called Ophir Broke in Ophir, Colo. She's perhaps best known for being the first person -- male or female -- to free climb the Nose route on Yosemite's El Capitan during four days in 1993. In 1994, she became the first person to free climb the entire route in a 24-hour period.
During the 2007 annual meeting of the American Alpine Club in Bend, Ore., SNEWS® Live met with Hill at Smith Rock, a nearby climbing area. She shared the story of her life in climbing and her latest challenge -- raising her 4-year-old-son Owen.