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Scaling New Heights

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Scaling New Heights

Two American climbers have climbed El Capitan in California's Yosemite National Park.It took them two weeks to reach the 3000ft summit. The video shows some of the dangers they faced.
El Capitan
Unbelievable Smiley
It's regarded as the toughest climb in the world.
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Re: Scaling New Heights

The climbers tell their amazing story:
Our Story
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The point about the climb was that it was Free Climbing. A technique where no holes are drill for expansion bolts, no pitons as climbings aids nor any fast setting glue. The climbers had to find their way using just natural features and no artificial aids.
...and they hauled their bed with them.
Now Zen, but a +Net residue.
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Yes, quite amazing pics of them sleeping on their climb Smiley
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Re: Scaling New Heights

But no Spock with his rocket boots... Sad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL1WqN1XKK0
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Re: Scaling New Heights

Friend of mine for over 40 years, did "The Nose" of El Capitan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3Xn2H35_bU
he was in his 60's at the time