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See the related National Geographic magazine “Empire of Rock” feature story, 3-D cave tour, and 3:30-minute video from the July 2014 edition. This expedition was supported with a grant from the National Geographic Expeditions Council. I’m teetering on a precarious stack of limestone “Jenga” blocks on a huge spire in Enshi Grand Canyon in southern China. None…

Even after all the magazine covers and films, Alex Honnold still lives in his van—though now it’s hooked up with solar power. And last week Alex and fellow climber Cedar Wright departed on a solar-focused adventure for Sufferfest 2—a month of biking, camping, and climbing through the Southwest that will culminate in bringing solar power to Navajo…

Suffering for the Fun of It

This summer, The North Face climbers Cedar Wright and Alex Honnold decided to enchain all of California’s 14,000-foot peaks, which wouldn’t be that notable, except for the fact that they were going to try to do it without cars. Over the course of three epic weeks of pain and suffering, the quirky duo who—had never done…

Cedar Wright is currently on a big-wall climbing first ascent adventure on the Crimean Peninsula of Ukraine with fellow North Face athletes Emily Harrington, Matt Segal, and athlete and National Geographic Photographer Cory Richards. I’ve been climbing professionally for more than ten years, and along this learning curve, my philosophy on climbing, adventure, and travel…

Jumping off a cliff is a never natural thing … and gravity is a funny thing. This occurs to me as I feel my quadriceps contract into a half squat and then launch me forward at a 45-degree angle over a 300-foot abyss. Gravity doesn’t care about our sufferings or joys, doesn’t think about what…

The North Face Climbers Emily Harrington, Cory Richards, Matt Segal, and Cedar Wright are currently in the Ukraine exploring the unique and vast big-wall climbing potential of Crimea, which overlooks the Black Sea. Follow their adventures for the next month as they search for the ultimate first ascent. I received an e-mail from my friend…