Emily Harrington

Emily Harrington is one of the most successful and versatile professional climbers in the world. She’s a five time U.S. National Champion, has completed numerous first female ascents of 5.14 routes, summited Mt Everest, and made a complete ski descent of Cho Oyu - the world’s 6th tallest peak. Harrington became the first woman to free climb Golden Gate on El Capitan in under 24 hours, making her the fourth woman in history to free climb El Capitan in a day.

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What is your guiding principle?

I try to not be afraid of fear and to embrace discomfort. Those “type 2 fun” experiences are where I feel most alive and learn most about what it is to be human. 

Why do you do what you do?

I am a professional rock climber but tend to branch out into all mountain activities: skiing, ski mountaineering, high altitude climbing, big wall climbing, trail running, etc. My passion is for movement in the mountains, and being the best athlete I can be in the vertical world. My favorite thing about what I do is the satisfaction and I joy I feel after having a huge day in the mountains. I love to confront fear, suffering, and failure. I find that those experiences make life feel fuller and more vivid. They teach me more about who I am and how to be better. 

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