Julia Pinney

Georgetown alum dies in climbing accident

Georgetown alum dies in climbing accident


Georgetown alum, Michelle Xue (MSB ’19) and her climbing partner Jennifer Shedden died from injuries sustained climbing an icy canyon on Red Slate Mountain in California on the weekend of October 26. Mono County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (SAR) began their search after friends of the pair alerted authorities when they did not return…

Eight Years, No Cheat Days

Eight Years, No Cheat Days


Lunch was inevitable. In the few months I’ve been rock climbing, I’ve learned to recognize the predictable rhythms of angling my foot just so, willing energy into my shoulders to grasp for the final hold, and listening to the ache in my stomach telling me it’s time to call it a day. We set off…

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