The North Face athletes Emily Harrington and Alex Honnold take The North Face Progressor Collection for a walk up the Incredible Hulk for a free ascent of "Solar Flare" (5.12d) in the high Sierra of California.
Emily Harrington lives and trains to become the best all around mountain athlete she can at her home in Tahoe, California. With some help from her friends, she keeps her routines diverse and fun by mixing it up every day.
She's been trad climbing for only three years, but The North Face & Petzl Athlete, Emily Harrington didn't let that sway her from the magnetic pull of El Capitan's "Golden Gate" (5.13 VI).
La Sportiva ambassador Emily Harrington has big goals for 2015 - from free climbing Golden Gate (5.13) on El Capitan to completing Makalu sans oxygen. The only way to train for such diverse goals? Diverse training!
How do you push some of the world's best climbers to their breaking points? Add ice to an already burly crack climb. The conditions might have seem perfect as our four climbers arrive at the summit of Chamonix's Aiguille du Midi, but on the rock, the reality is very different.
After several days spent tearing up the local crags, today our Epic Climber team of Hazel Findlay, Alex Megos, Emily Harrington and Tommy Caldwell are heading indoors.
The thing that separates truly great climbers from everyone else out there is their ability to flip the switch and give it everything they've got at a moment's notice.
Described by Adam Ondra as "one of the best sport crags in the world" the "Cry Baby" sector of Rawyl is characteristic of many Swiss sport climbing venues. Tall, imposing and very steep.
It's not every day that climbers get the opportunity to develop practically untouched bouldering areas, but on the second day of Epic Climber, that's exactly what happened.
Alex Megos didn't start this climb expecting a wild sideways dyno at the crux, but after Tommy Caldwell snapped off the only usable holds on this sequence, that is exactly what he found.
The first challenge of Epic Climber is a doozy - a 150 metre multi-pitch named 'Le Concile De Pierre.' The route climbs the Balme Wall, an impressive limestone face capped at half-height by a blank, horizontal roof.
What happens if you put a world-class sport climber on an alpine crack? Or if you ask a renowned big wall climber to develop an untouched boulder field? In the Summer of 2014, EpicTV found out.