AT JUST 17, ASHIMA SHIRAISHI IS CLIMBING'S FASTEST-RISING STAR
She began bouldering aged six, started smashing records at 11 and can outclimb her peers regardless of age or gender. Is Ashima Shiraishi the revolution that rock climbing needs?
Megan Hine is a survival expert who consults on adventure TV shows like The Island, helping to keep celebrities alive in the wilderness. She may be the only woman in a field of macho men, says longtime friend Bear Grylls, but she’s stronger than 99% of the guys.
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To connect with readers, I focused not only on the wild highs of each women’s stories, but also on the grit required to get through the lows: gun chases, bleeding hands, altitude sickness, being broke and scared.
The resulting stories were shared by The North Face and Huck magazine.