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Dawn Wall coverage for National Geographic

I covered the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall for National Geographic. The coverage resulted in record traffic levels for their website, in terms of number of uniques and time spent on articles. Apparently, they were so excited over at the NG headquarters that the editor threw the news team a cupcake party. What else is there to say but that I’m honored and humbled to have contributed this journalism for such a prestigious publication.

National Geographic Adventure
Five Reasons Why the Dawn Wall First Free Ascent Has Pushed Climbing Forward
For a Climber on El Cap, a Dropped iPhone is Particularly Painful
Yosemite Climbers Attempt Historic First Free Ascent of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall 

National Geographic
Live From Yosemite’s El Capitan: Photographer Captures Attempt at History-Making Climb
Dawn Wall’s Underdog Climber Recounts His Push to Catch Up
Chasing History, Yosemite Climbers Sand and Superglue Their Fingers
Climber on Historic Yosemite Attempt Faces Yet Another Fateful Choice
Duo Completes First Free Climb of Yosemite’s Dawn Wall, Making History
After History-Making Ascent of Yosemite’s El Capitan, Climber Asks ‘Now What?’