American marathon swimmer, writer, public figure. Born in New York in 1949. Parents, William Snead, stockbroker, mother of Lucy Winslow Curtis.
Diana was only three years old when her parents divorced, and her mother married a Greek, Aristotle named Nyad. The mother’s new husband adopted the girl by registering his name, Nyad, and transported them to Florida in Fort Lauderdale.
In this city, starting from the 7th grade, Diana began to seriously engage in swimming, showing decent results for her age. In 1960, she was enrolled in a private school of the Olympic reserve, where her coach was the Olympic swimming champion, Jack Nelson. Diana’s swimming results have progressed. She won three Florida state championships. Continue reading
Uli Shtek, the future legend of conquering the peaks, the Swiss Machine and the owner of two Golden Ice Axes, was born on October 4, 1977 in Switzerland in Langnau im Emmental. He was fond of hockey and skiing as a child. He became interested in mountaineering as a 12-year-old boy. In adolescence, he trained at climbing gyms. At the age of 18, having gained good physical and psychological shape, he already went through some of the most difficult and dangerous routes in the Alps.
Despite his youth, Uli Shtek conquered difficult peaks one after another. By the age of 25, he already had an impressive and respectful track record. In 1998, a young mountaineer single-handedly reached the summit of Mengch on Heston’s lobby. In 2001, the Pointe-Walker of the Grand Joras Massif obeyed him. In addition, this route was extreme and extremely difficult. In the same year, along with Uli Buler, the athlete first climbed Pumori – the peak in the Himalayas in the Mahalangur-Himal mountain range. The route was a little less than one and a half kilometers. About a year later, in 2002, together with Sean Easton, the Swiss Car made its own route to Alaska to Dickey, which was called Blood from Stone. Continue reading
This person is still considered one of, and maybe the coolest climber. The most interesting thing is that he is not a professional athlete, but he does it more for pleasure. Passed many of the most difficult paths on the rocks, and also opened new ones.
This talent was born in California, in a city called Santa Cruz. This happened in 1981 on April 23rd. In his hometown was a climbing wall, a kind of simulator for climbers, which he began to walk at the age of 12. He immediately began to experience success in this sport, and by the age of 14 he had overtaken both peers and older children in his skills. This was immediately reflected in his first victory in the bouldering tournament. At that time, Chris was still 14 years old. After only a year, he managed to overcome the most difficult route in the USA (8c +), called Necessary Evil. Continue reading