Vail Daily column: What elite athletes can teach us about failure

26th January, 2015 by

By caramie schnell

On Jan. 14, free climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson reached the summit of the 3,000-foot rock known as El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, marking the first free ascent of the most difficult section called the Dawn Wall. The goal was to climb all 32 pitches without falling. If one climber fell while attempting a pitch, he would go back to the beginning of the pitch and try again. Both men quickly conquered the first 14 pitches in six days. Then, over the next seven days, while Caldwell progressed nicely up six more pitches, Jorgeson got stuck on pitch …

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