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Death-Defying Photos Of Free Climbing A Granite Face Wall

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. 

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Death-Defying Photos Of Free Climbing A Granite Face Wall

Death-Defying Photos Of Free Climbing A Granite Face Wall

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El Capital met these guys

El Capital met these guys

Jorgeson and Caldwell accepted the challenges that this 900m-high natural Californian structure can give them. They have completed it in 19 days.

Free climbing as a different activity

Free climbing as a different activity

Basically, it is climbing without ropes or chisels. It requires utmost physical strength, focus and loads of guts. But, safety harnesses are not restricted.

All for almost a month (with rest days and regimen)

All for almost a month (with rest days and regimen)

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.

19 Days of Camping and Organized Lift

19 Days of Camping and Organized Lift

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.

Audience Huddled for moral support

Audience Huddled for moral support

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.

Comparing El Capitan with landmarks you might also know

Comparing El Capitan with landmarks you might also know

El Capitan is approximately 914m high. It is, obviously higher than Burj Khalifa, and other towers like the Shard.

Their El Capitan Climbing History

Their El Capitan Climbing History

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.

Testament of inspiration

Testament of inspiration

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.

Celebration!

Celebration!

And of course, the people as their supporters shouted for joy upon getting this achievement.

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