Behind the Scenes: Climbing El Capitan

Video, podcast, and photo gallery

El Cap

   Photo: Photo by Jimmy Chin

THE IDEA: Make Dave Hahn, one of the world's greatest Everest guides, face his fear of heights.

THE PLAN: Send him 3,000 feet up El Capitan with Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Ivo Ninov.

THE RESULT: Panic attacks, cold sweats, and the February-issue feature "Aces High."

Here, go behind the scenes with video of the El Cap climb, listen to our complete podcast interview with the climbers, and check out a photo gallery of Jimmy Chin's shots from the trip.

Video: On the Climb with Dave Hahn    Watch a Video
Follow Hahn and the rest of the crew as they make their way up Yosemite's El Capitan.

Podcast: Q&A on Climbing El Cap    Listen to Podcast version
Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Ivo Ninov talk about guiding Dave Hahn on El Capitan.

Photo Gallery: El Cap via Jimmy Chin    View Gallery
Photographer Jimmy Chin captures the essence of Hahn's climb in this gallery.

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