Last year, Joe Hanson, Phillip Wright and I made our first proper big wall ascent of The Nose on El Capitan, Yosemite, which is a 900-meter (or three times the height of the Shard) vertical cliff face. In the end we slept on the wall for five nights in a row in order to summit. It’s something that we had been wanting to do for years. By the end we were completely battered and it was by far the hardest physical challenge I’ve ever done.
Video by Dominic Joyce, dominicjoycefilm.com.