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Out There

Willow Belden

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Out There
31 MINJUN 18
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Dierdre Wolownick is the oldest woman to have climbed El Capitan. She’s also a teacher, a musician, a marathon runner — and mother to renowned rock climber Alex Honnold.

On this episode, we talk with Dierdre about what it was like raising Alex. We discuss her efforts to keep Alex safe, without stifling his love for climbing. We talk about the difference between risk and consequence. And we explore Dierdre’s own journey to becoming a climber.