Scale down

In California’s Joshua Tree National Park, a climber repels after scaling a rock formation called the Heart of Darkness. Boasting approximately 8,000 climbing routes, Joshua Tree is a favorite destination for climbers from around the world.

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Going up

Boscoe climbs an exposed spot on a Dolomites via ferrata. “A fall here would not have been fatal, but by the time my via ferrata lanyards had deployed, I’d have been fairly battered and hanging above a very big drop. During times of war, soldiers moved around these ‘iron roads’ without any safety equipment at all, while simultaneously trying to avoid detection by the enemy—a truly terrifying prospect and one that put our fears in context,” he says.

Reblogged from National Geographic