Thank goodness for proactive climbers.
At 9 a.m. on February 25, 2008, Russian Valery Rozov was the first person to BASE jump off of Cerro Torre…
“In amongst the purple Chianti haze, I spot a thin crack in hard rock. Replacing the heel-hook I grab the small wires from my harness and without hesitation bite the green wire. A sickly-battery-taste makes me gag…”