Two Professional Climbers Attempt the Yosemite Climb

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Jan 16, 2015
References: instagram & mymodernmet
Professional climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson attempted a challenging Yosemite climb, which they documented through social media. "Challenging" might actually be putting it lightly: the Dawn Wall of El Capitan, located in Yosemite's National Park, is often considered the most difficult rock climb in the entire world.

The climbers scaled the wall, which spans 3,000 feet, after a perilous journey that required 19 days of sleeping in tents, and ripping their hands and feet to shreds using a free climbing technique.

The entire journey was captured on camera by photographer Corey Rich, and the two climbers had a strong social media presence throughout. As they neared their goal, Jorgeson tweeted, "This is not an effort to 'conquer.' It's about realizing a dream."