Assault on El Capitan

Assault on El Capitan

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The legend becomes reality
Ammon McNeely is a skydiver, wing suit pilot, skateboarder, slack liner, BASE jumper and big wall climber. With over 75 El Capitan ascents by 62 different routes, he holds 15 speed climbing records on El Capitan. In 2011, Ammon and his girlfriend, Kait, set out to climb the Wings of Steel route on Yosemite’s El Capitan. Wings had been unclimbed since the first ascent in 1982. Shrouded in controversy and with a bounty waiting for the second ascent team, there seemed to be no better person to climb it than Ammon. With over 500 feet of falls and dislocated shoulder, Ammon presses on up the wall. Kait sits anxiously on a portaledge watching the person she loves suffer fall after fall. For 13 days Ammon and Kait fight on and up. The Wings of Steel route is part legend and part myth. The first ascent team spent 39 days climbing the controversial route. The result - death threats, physical assaults and a slander campaign that polarized the climbing community for over 30 years. Combined with footage shot during their ascent and told through interviews with the first ascent team, their detractors, as well as Ammon and Kait, the truth about the most controversial climb in Yosemite history is finally told.
Publisher: [Seattle, WA] : InstantFlix: Powered by IndieFlix ; [Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed exclusively to libraries by RBdigital]
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (68 min.)) : sd., digital
Additional Contributors: IndieFlix (Firm)
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