It was of no great height, and yet unclimbable
, for, after a man had gone up a little way, the sides of it were sheer, offering no foothold except to the rock-rabbits and the lizards.
Beyond a little stickiness at the corners of my mouth, it seemed to me that I was managing my words admirably; the while that I myself cowered at the bottom of unclimbable
The mission at hand in Free Solo is climbing El Capitan, the 3,000-foot granite cliff in Yosemite Valley that was once thought unclimbable
by any method, let alone free soloing.
Himalayan Griffon is entirely a cliff builder, sometime selecting unapproachable sites on ledges on sheer precipices, unclimbable
and with over hanging crests (Baker, 1935).
Two years later, he climbed Mount Everest, aged 23, including a peak that was deemed unclimbable
"The thought was, 'Well, if he's struggling, then what on Earth are the rest of us going to be like?' And he was struggling - there were parts of it that he said were simply unclimbable
, there was just no way around it.
Steve Backshall still manages a smile during his epic climb in Venezuela's 'unclimbable
' Tepui Mountains
MacKinnon Ravine varies between 800 and 1,600 metres (between half a mile and a mile) in width, with walls of about 60 metres (200 feet) in height, in places forming "unclimbable
cliffs." (19) MacKinnon bisected the urban street grid from where it angled away from the river valley proper near 137th Street until about 149th Street, which from the early 1920s to the late 1960s represented the city's western boundary.
As Vincent meets with Anna to discuss money for the abortion, "the look in his eyes was like a high, smooth, unclimbable
wall," and he repeats that he just "can't understand" her fall into pseudoprostitution.
Career: On leaving the Army in 1997, Grylls reached the summit of Ama Dablam in the Himalayas, a peak Sir Edmund Hilary described as "unclimbable
Costello, Beneath Still Waters, 1989), from under the earth (The Wells of Hell, Graham Masterton, 1979), or from the almost unclimbable
heights of mountains (Snowman, Norman Bogner, 1978).
I tell them that even Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, was once considered unclimbable
. But the impossible became possible before the persistence of the indomitable human being.