Over Labor Day weekend, Freddie Wilkinson and Rufus Lusk set a new record. They single-pushed the Nose (5.9 C1) on El Cap—from Brooklyn, New York. “It wasn’t about the record though,” says Wilkinson, “It’s been an 11-year dream.”
Everest 2012 was the most blogged, tweeted and promoted of all time. Reports of hundreds of climbers logjammed and poised for disaster dominated the news. Ten climbers did die. Has Everest reached a tipping point, or was 2012 simply big business as usual?