Hans Florine, 51, currently holds the speed record on the The Nose of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Along with Alex Honnold, he sent the 32-pitch route in an inhuman 2:23:46 in 2012.
Yesterday, he set off to notch another staggering stat: his 100th ascent of that same route. This time, however, he’s doing it at a more pedestrian three-day pace, and he’ll be accompanied by Fiona Thornewill and Jayme Moye, both first-time bigwallers. The former is a record holder in her own right, setting the pace for the fastest female trek to the north pole on skis which she did in 56 days. The latter is an outdoor writer from Boulder, Colorado. We caught up with the trio by dying cellphone from Dolt Tower as they woke up on Day Two of their climb to ask them questions posed by our Facebook followers.
Hans Florine: 100 Ascents of The Nose - Climbing