via @businessinsideruk This mountain was once considered impossible to climb — but

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via @businessinsideruk This mountain was once considered impossible to climb — but

via @businessinsideruk This mountain was once considered impossible to climb — but

via @businessinsideruk This mountain was once considered impossible to climb — but this climber managed to do it, and the photos are breathtaking. Free climbing can be extremely dangerous. One of the most notoriously difficult routes for both free and rock climbing is The Nose at El Capitan in Yosemite, California. There are two main faces of El Capitan: the Southwest and the Southeast. The Nose lies between the two and is the most popular climb of El Cap. The 3,000-foot mountain was once considered impossible to climb due to the technicalities involved. The very first successful rock-climbing ascent of The Nose wasn’t until 1958, and until 1993, no one had successfully free climbed it. Since then, only four people have successfully completed a free-climb ascent of The Nose. We got a chance to speak with one of those climbers, Jorg Verhoeven, and his photographer, Jon Glassberg, about the climb. See more: uk.businessinsider.com #daredevil #yosemite #outdoors #rockclimbing #adventure #wanderlust #bucketlist #california
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