Go Further!

Paul and the rest of the team on El Capitan have nearly finished their route. Thirteen-year-old Ella has coped superbly with the multi-day and multi-pitch experience. In her latest post on her blog she said:

“Third day on the wall and today may have been the hardest day of my life!!! First of all i was still getting over poo trauma. And to top it off I was MEGA tired. We’ve climbed very close to the top of the wall and only have 3 pitches to go. We’re sleeping tonight 600 metres off the ground and there a bats in a crack just above my head! at one point I didn’t think i could climb the rope and dad said Aldo would have to haul me up. I said that I had to do it otherwise I’d be disappoint when I got to the top. I also had my first cry today but only because I dropped my iPod!!!!!! My dad said he’d buy me an iPad if I got to the top!”

The climb, organised by Paul’s friend Andy Kirkpatrick (Ella’s Dad), is being filmed for the BBC. More pics and news soon.

Ella’s Picture of progress on El Cap.

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