Articles tagged with: sports

Catherine Destivelle (Mountaineer/First Woman to Climb Eiger's North Face Solo)

catherine_destivelle.jpgCatherine Monique Suzanne Destivelle (born 24 July 1960) is an Algeria-born French rock climber and mountaineer.

In 1992 she became the first woman to complete a solo ascent of the Eiger's north face. She completed the climb in winter in 15 hours.

Her other notable climbs include the Bonatti Route on the north face of the Matterhorn and the southwest pillar of the Aiguille du Dru (the Bonatti Pillar).

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Babe Didrikson Zaharias (Golfer/Basketball Player/Athlete)

babe-didrikson-zaharias.jpgMildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911 – September 27, 1956) was an American athlete named by the Guinness Book of Records, along with Lottie Dod, as the most versatile female competitor.

She achieved outstanding success in golf, basketball, and track and field. Mildred Ella Didrikson was the sixth of seven children born in the coastal oil city of Port Arthur in southeastern Texas. 

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