Hundreds are drawn to the highest of Half Dome yearly. They don’t all descend the identical means.
In 2000, Jim Zellers grew to become the primary snowboarder to shred down the Dome, finishing what he known as “The Half Mind Venture.” He later informed Snowboarder journal that it most likely would have been safer simply to BASE soar off the summit.
2. Climb the Cables
Hordes of Yosemite guests scale the rounded east face’s last 400 toes utilizing a steep cable ladder affixed by park rangers. Coming again down the slick granite is even trickier for exhausted hikers, inflicting frequent falls and a dozen deaths over the past 15 years. No flip-flops, individuals!
Regardless of strict prohibitions, BASE jumpers usually fling themselves off the Dome and different Yosemite landmarks. Skilled locals Dean Potter and Graham Hunt perished in 2015 after they jumped from Taft Point sporting wingsuits, didn’t navigate throughout a ridgeline and crashed.
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