Suffering For the Fun of It

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Climbers Cedar Wright and Alex Honnold; Photograph by Cedar Wright

Climbers Cedar Wright and Alex Honnold; Photograph by Cedar Wright

This summer, The North Face climbers Cedar Wright and Alex Honnold decided to enchain all of California’s 14,000-foot peaks, which wouldn’t be that notable, except for the fact that they were going to try to do it without cars. Over the course of three epic weeks of pain and suffering, the quirky duo who—had never done a bike tour in their lives—pedaled more than 800 miles, hiked over a hundred miles, and climbed over 100,000 feet of elevation, on the way to becoming the first people to enchain these historic peaks using only human transport. To up the ante even further, they did not bring ropes, and avoided the easy way up, climbing steep rock climbs on many of the peaks.  Here is Cedar’s analysis of the “fun” experience they had this summer. 

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