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Line van den Berg and Fay Manners get Phantom Direct's first women's ascent on the Grandes Jorasses

At the end of January, Line van den Berg from the Netherlands and Fay Manners from the UK climbed Phantom Direct in a single push in 31 hours. With this undertaking, they not only secure the first women-only ascent of the route, also known as the 'Via in memoria di Gianni Comino'. They are probably only the fourth rope team to have successfully repeated this route from 1985.

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