Sasha DiGiulian is an athlete, ambassador and writer. She first began climbing at 6 years old, in 1998. Sasha has won the World Championships for Female Overall, placed Silver in the Bouldering World Championships, and Bronze in the Duel. She has remained the undefeated Pan American Champion since 2004, and is a three-time US National Champion. Outdoors, Sasha is the first North American woman to climb the grade 9a, 5.14d, recognized as one of the hardest sport climbs achieved by a female. She has completed two climbs at this grade and was only the third woman in the world to do so. Additionally, Sasha has on-sighted multiple 8b+’s, 5.14a’s, ascended groundbreaking multipitch routes of up to 1000 feet of 8c climbing, and has accomplished multiple First Ascents and 28 First Female Ascents around the world, including a First Female Ascent on the north face of the Eiger mountain, part of the Bernese Alps.
She graduated from Columbia University in New York City, having studied Nonfiction Writing and Business. Sasha is on the Board of the Women’s Sports Foundation and serves as a Global Athlete Ambassador for Right to Play, Up2Us Sports, and the American Alpine Club. She previously served as an Athlete Representative on the board of the International Federation of Sport Climbing. Sasha is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards, including GLAMOUR Magazine’s Top College Women of the Year, 2016, the Cutting Edge Athlete Award for 2014 performance, presented by the American Alpine Club, The Golden Piton Award, and the Arco Rock Legend Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Outdoors. In addition to climbing, DiGiulian has a column with Outside Magazine and has had works published by National Geographic, Rock and Ice, SELF, Seventeen, and CRAVE.