Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell, both from California, completed their goal of freely climbing “El Capitán”, considered one of the most difficult routes in the world. It is located in the Yosemite National Park and it is 914 meters high. It is also the largest granite monolith on the planet.
Even if it only took 19 days for them to accomplish this goal, they had to practice for 5 years.
They also had to sleep in hanging camps while climbing El Capitán, which allowed them to climb at night and enjoy better adhesion.
While climbing up, they were also documented by various international brands, among these Adidas, and congratulated by people recognized people, like the former president of the United States Barack Obama.
Photos by: Tom Evans, Mladen Antonov, and Adidas.