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IN Travel & Adventure ON 21 Feb, 2016
Nothing is impossible. You'll never know that at one point, that one thing you believed cannot be done by mankind becomes attainable. Usually, man's natural guts to push his limits forth serve as the golden key to reach these events. For an instance, there is the world's hardest rock climb Station or El Capitan located at Yosemite National Park in California. It was thought to be an impossible site to climb. Until last week, Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell defied gravity and made waves on the news because of their galvanizing story about reaching the summit of this 900m landmark, only with minimum climbing gears.
Let's see the glimpse of their adventure.
Jorgeson and Caldwell accepted the challenges that this 900m-high natural Californian structure can give them. They have completed it in 19 days.
Basically, it is climbing without ropes or chisels. It requires utmost physical strength, focus and loads of guts. But, safety harnesses are not restricted.
They do their best to climb at any time possible. But then, their health sometimes ask them to have some rest. Since they do free climbing, they usually commit scratches or wounds. The best way they do is put some tape or superglue on to suspend ripping cells or skin tissues.
They first set their base camp strongly as 350m up the ground. There were three tents, and were organized as sleeping lounge, food stop and the other one is for another certain purpose. During their progress, they opt to pull these tents up so not to have a hard time accessing the tent after ending the day.
Time after time, Jorgeson and Caldwell unexpectedly gain supporters, witnessing all their hardships from the ground. Overwhelmingly, the media and even common people the duo's venture.
El Capitan is approximately 914m high. It is, obviously higher than Burj Khalifa, and other towers like the Shard.
7 years ago, the pair decided to work on climbing El Capitan. A year after their decision, they started taking the risk. Unfortunately, they had to halt this process due to unfavorable weather conditions. In 2011, they returned from their dream but Jorgeson committed an injury in his ankle.
At last, the duo made it on the summit. One touching moment that we could infer from this moment is their family's strong support. You know what, their families waited for them on the top. These members climbed a trek opposite the vertical wall. They've nailed it.
And of course, the people as their supporters shouted for joy upon getting this achievement.