free ascent

free ascent

[¦frē ə′sent]
(engineering)
Emergency ascent by a diver by floating to the surface through natural buoyancy or through assisted buoyancy with a life jacket.
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Beverly Johnson became one of the first women to achieve the feat in 1973, while Todd Skinner and Paul Piana made the first free ascent in 1988.
And "one free ascent of Blackpool Tower will also be allowed."
THE HARDEST CLIMB: Tommy Caldwell in the midst of a historic attempt to complete the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall.
He has competed on the World and European stage over a number of years and in 2007 made the free ascent of Overshadow in Malham Cove, the first 9a+ (the hardest ranking) route in the UK.
Desired deadline for written questions: Remarks: Obligatory commission: free ascent. The entrepreneur needs to subscribe to a list in the Porte.
Along with several other notable first ascents of difficult climbs both roped and unroped, Jorgeson is best known for teaming up with Tommy Caldwell on the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall in Yosemite National Park.
Patagonia 2012: first ascent of Cerro Standnardt: first winter ascent of the three best-known peaks of the Torres India 2011: first ascent of Cerro Kishtwar Patagonia 2010; first winter ascent of Torre Egger Kirgiztan, 2009: Asan, Pik Slesova Switzerland 2009: Eiger north face route 'Magic Mushroom' first free ascent combined with a basejump Antartica 2008: Queen Maudland Holtanna, Ulvetanna Switzerland 2008: first ascent of the Arwa Tower north wall India 2006: first ascent of the northwest ridge of the Thalay Sagar Spain 2006: first ascent of Mucnachito Bombo Inferno on El Chorro
In 1995 she and a male climber made the first free ascent of the 4,000ft West Peak 4810 in Kyrgyzstan.
He has developedmany newroutes andmade solo and free ascents of great difficulty.