Last week, Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell found themselves on top of the world when they successfully climbed — free-climbed — a 3,000 foot granite cliff of El Capitan in Yosemite.
It took 19 days and they hardly did it in secret. The attempt got plenty of news coverage.
This week, however, Patagonia has released some video of what it took to accomplish the feat. And it’s more insane than it seemed last week.
Related: The Climber Taking Vets Up El Capitan (The Daily Beast).
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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