Hans Destroys Record on El Cap!
Hello and Happy Monday! Congratulations are certainly in order for our very own Hans Florine and his climbing partner Yuji Hirayama as they absolutely decimated their own previous record
for fastest climb up the Nose of El Capitan. In June, the two did this spectacular feat in a breathtaking 2 hours, 43 minutes and 33 seconds, but resting on their laurels was not going to happen.
The new record, an even more jaw-dropping 2 hours, 37 minutes and 5 seconds came as the two men battled the cold, gravity and themselves on October 12. The ascent up El Capitan, specifically the nose route, would take normal climbers three full days of climbing, resting and climbing again to complete. Hans and Yuji, two of the best speed-climbers in the entire world, managed to pack all of that climbing with none of that resting and demolish their record by a full 6 minutes.Check out the video
of some of their climb, it's not to be missed and a great indication of just how talented both of these men really are. Congrats Hans, congrats Yuji!(Image: Michael Maloney/The Chronicle)
Labels: El Capitan, Hans Florine, New Record, The Nose, Yosemite