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No Margin for Error – The Risks that Climbers Will Take

In Yosemite Valley, the afternoon sun shines over Half Dome. The sunlight is leaking out of the valley, but the looming 8,839 foot cliff is cast with light, making the valley look somewhat darker. The date is June 5th.  It is 2:00 P.M. Alex Honnold steps out of his white van (his home), and sets out with his climbing shoes and chalk bag. There is a good chance that he will die today. Continue reading No Margin for Error – The Risks that Climbers Will Take