Free Climbers Make It To The Top Of El Capitan
For 19 days, I've been following the story of 2 men and their attempt to free climb, El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Check out this amazing story that will inspire you accomplish your goals.
Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson became the first to free-climb to the top of the nearly vertical El Capitan's "Dawn Wall" at Yosemite National Park yesterday.
It took them 19 days to claw their way up 3000 feet with only their fingertips and feet.
Caldwell and Jorgeson used no equipment during their climb, just ropes and harnesses to prevent deadly falls.
The friends have been training for 5 years and had 2 failed attempts. In 2010 they only made it one-third of the way up before turning back because of storms. In 2011 Jorgenson fell and broke his ankle.
They mostly climbed at night because the sun would make their hands sweat. They slept in tents that were literally hanging off the mountain. It's an amazing story of dedication and perseverance. And one that makes my palms sweat just watching the video!