Back in my day it was us and the rock. The concern is not just for people like Honnold — whose nerve and skill borders on superhuman — but for the young climbers who inevitably try to follow in their footsteps.
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Somebody has to go up and clean up the mess. The warning signs have been mounting over the past few years. Five people have died in climbing accidents on El Capitan since In all, Farabee said, 31 of the climbers who have died in the park since have died on the famous granite monolith. He said 23 were killed in falls, including a rescuer who rappelled off his rope, two were hit by rockfalls and six people died from hypothermia.
Why Sherpas are more likely to die on Mount Everest than Western climbers
The deaths of Wells and Klein marked the fourth multiple death on El Capitan since , when three climbers fell more than 1, feet after their anchor broke. He admitted this week that he has occasionally climbed easy terrain without a rope, but said he always places protection when he is climbing with someone else.
The route Wells and Klein were on leads into Salathe Wall, which they told Cannon they were planning to complete that fateful day before climbing the Nose the next day. A lesson you hear a lot is never let your guard down. Peter Fimrite is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.
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Email: pfimrite sfchronicle. Back to Gallery Witness to death plunge of 2 climbers on El Capitan The last time someone at the park was killed by a falling tree was in , when a concession employee was slain by a falling limb on his tent. Three people died, the largest outbreak in a single geographic area since Hantavirus is marked by flu-like symptoms and fluid filling the chest cavity.
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What are the ethical implications of this divide? But Himalayan climbing is understood to be extremely dangerous, and people who play the game still cling to its romantic roots in exploration rather than its current status as recreational tourism. Western expedition leaders are acutely aware of this sobering reality, and many have established funds for the families of fallen Sherpas.
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Melissa Arnot, the Eddie Bauer-sponsored American mountaineer who has summitted Everest five times, had a Sherpa die on an expedition of hers in The baby blues can happen to any parent. How America lost Vladimir Putin. Why corporations fail to do the right thing.
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