Winter Ascent of Evolution Traverse

Team first to climb nine CA peaks over 7 days


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A team of three climbers on March 10 completed the first-ever winter ascent of the Evolution Traverse, a nine-peak, eight-mile route in California’s Sierra Nevada range. Shay Har-Noy, Ben Horne, and Konstantin Stoletov, who climb together as members of the group PullHarder, climbed over seven days and spent several nights sleeping in exposed terrain. Temperatures dropped as low as -7 Farenheit and wind speeds topped out at 90 miles per hour.

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