Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

What would he make of Crib Goch in the rain?

I think I’ve referred to my scary day on Half Dome before.  Sue reported on it here.

Thumbing through the current Trail magazine today, I discovered the picture below.  This guy, Alex Honnold, seems to have found a much flatter path than the one I was on, so presumably (assuming the path continues amiably round the corner) he got to the summit without suffering the dizziness that got to me.

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The photo is credited to Jimmy Chin/National Geographic.  The title to the post is credited to Trail Magazine’s caption.

5 comments:

Alan Sloman said...

There is no way on earth you would get me up up half dome. I would be sitting at the bottom waiting for your safe return.
:-)

Louise said...

I couldn't.
Makes feel sick.

Phreerunner said...

Sorry to hear that Louise. The next posting will be from a more accessible venue...

Ethan said...

He'd climbed up to that ledge and suddenly felt a bit uneasy, this photo was taken in the 30 seconds it took him to sort his head out before he continued, I think up that large flake at the end of the ledge.

Phreerunner said...

Thanks Ethan, I should have known you'd have the full story. You'll understand if you read Sue's account of my effort to get up Half Dome that I can't quite grasp how anyone could get up it by the route Alex seems to have chosen. Not without any climbing gear, anyway!