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Marianne Schwankhart

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Marianne Schwankhart, team photographer, started climbing in 1995, and soon started traveling to Europe and the USA to specialize in Big Wall Climbing. During her travels, she picked up photography, making it a career since she joined the Sunday Times in 2001. She has climbed a number of the most daunting and respected Big Walls around the globe including Trango Tower in Pakistan, Cerra Torre in Argentina, all three of the Torres del Paine in Chile, El Capitan in the USA, and various peaks along the Fitzroy range, Argentina. She also filmed the documentary “No Need for Parking”, – an epic adventure where she climbed the highest rock faces around Southern Africa. It has shown at various international film festivals, winning some awards. Marianne flies with Pierre as a tandem passenger to document every step of their goal.