bookofsamuel Over the last 7 days, Mike @Kerzhner and I made the 3rd free ascent of The Premuir on El Capitan in one push from the ground. It's a variation of the historic Muir Wall, 5.13+ and 35 pitches. It was first done by mentor, coach, and friend @JustenSjong and Rob Miller in 2007. For us, it's been months of thought and preparation with tons of support from friends, family, and sponsors... And a heathy amount of luck. It was a full value experience that included a freak half day storm that rocked us and soaked everything. Thanks to Justen and Rob, as well as Elliot Faber, @smashits, and @james_lucas, and always, @thenorthface, @blackdiamondequipment, @scarpana, @bluewaterropes, @oakley, @voke_tab 2w
  •   bethrodden Congrats! 2w
  •   cedarwright Awesome dude!! Fuckyeah!! 2w
  •   willstanhope Must have been a wild adventure. Congrats. 2w
  •   imlateagain Wow!! So impressive. 2w
  •   inert_motion Awesome man! 2w
  •   sanvacat I was one of the mexicans you saw on mamoth terrance sunday evening, we where finishing freeblast. I have been following you for a while on instagram, but did't realize it was you up till i saw your pic. Congratulations! We finish salathe on thursday. 2w
  •   hazel_findlay Nice one guys so psyched for you 2w

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bookofsamuel #Sunrise #Shasta #Selfie. At #sunrise, like Mt. Everest, Mt. Shasta casts its #shadow over the surrounding landscape. I climbed this beautiful #mountain for @thenorthface with @backpackermag and a group of generous and motivated people as a fundraising effort for @big_city_mountaineers. Their mission is to instill critical life skills in under-served urban youth through transformative #wilderness mentoring experiences. They help thousands of kids each year. Check them out. Thanks to Shasta Mountain Guides and everyone else involved. 1mon

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bookofsamuel This is my reason to #ActOnClimate - #Water. Up to 60% of the adult human body is water, and about 70% of the Earth's surface is covered by water. The human brain and heart are about 73% water, the lung are about 83% water, the skin contains about 64% water, muscles and kidneys about 79%, and even the bones are about 31% water. Here the lovely @brittany_griffith stares into the Great Salt Lake. What's yours? @ProtectOurWinters 1mon

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bookofsamuel #Reflection in a window. Life is so fast. Don't forget to slow down. You never know what you might find. #Yosemite #freemuir #premuir 1mon

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bookofsamuel Peaceful #morning as @kerzhner sorts #gear out the back of The DisAstro van before we head up on El Cap. That's Middle and Lower Cathedral in the back ground. 2mon

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bookofsamuel Always a pleasure to get on the #rock and #climb with @conrad_anker. Thanks for the time and tour. 2mon

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bookofsamuel A little video from El Cap with @smashits and I. #Granite #Climbing. So #high. 2mon

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bookofsamuel Yosemite Falls. Beautiful morning in the Valley as a Spring storm cleared out. #bonyosemite 2mon

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bookofsamuel Some things are too rare not to be connected... This is a Papangue. Last summer I traveled to remote Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean on a #climbing trip for @thenorthface. To learn more about the #magic of the island, this bird, my trip, and an unlikely first ascent of a route called Innocence check out @andrewbisharat's eveningsend.com. The link is in my profile. 2mon

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bookofsamuel #Sunset at #Everest camp 4 in the #Himalaya. I took this photo on my iPhone before laying down to rest for a few hours before our summit push in 2012. In the wake of the recent tragedy on Everest, a fundraising effort has been created. It's a 1 week only photo sale from some of the best photographers in the world. From the bottom of my heart for the Sherpa families left behind, please considering buying a print. They're $100 each. The link is http://www.sherpasfund.org/ and is in my profile. Thank you. 3mon

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bookofsamuel A little video to promote my last report from #Morocco. It's live now on @natgeo Adventure. It's my personal account of the trip - the #climbing and the work with The Atlas Cultural Foundation. The link is in my profile. Thanks for following my adventure. @climbtech @thenorthface @blackdiamondequipment @scarpana @bluewaterropes @oakley @voke_tab 3mon

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bookofsamuel @ClimbTechGear was vital to our work in developing a new climbing area in #Morocco. I made a little video that shows some of the #bolting and #climbing. The link is in my profile. Check it out. Thanks. @thenorthface @blackdiamondequipment @scarpana @bluewaterropes @oakley @voke_tab 3mon

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bookofsamuel A village man walking with an Igherm in the background in the village of Aguddim. These buildings are the historical centerpieces of the community. They were built as communal fortified granaries, and some were also the houses of Sufi Muslim saints. They are the largest and most ornate buildings in the region, and there are nine in Zawiya Ahansal. This one has been restored through the efforts of The Atlas Cultural Foundation. Find out more in my recent report for National Geographic. The link is in my profile. 3mon

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bookofsamuel The village of Aguddim sits at around 6000 feet in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains. A late winter #blizzard forced us to take a few rest days from climbing. It sent villagers scrambling to their roofs to clear off the #snow. It was beautiful and peaceful as @kephoto and I walked around. 3mon

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bookofsamuel I've been in Zawiya Ahansal in The Atlas #Mountains of #Morocco for a couple weeks. In that time @kephoto and I have developed a new cliff for #climbing. In 9 days of work we've established 9 new, 20 meter long routes. The rock quality is very good, and the routes are fantastic. The hard work has been well worth it. We've named the crag Azrou-n-sidi, which is Berber for My Saint's Stone. @climbtechgear @thenorthface @blackdiamondequipment @scarpana @oakley @bluewaterropes @voke_tab 3mon

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bookofsamuel I've been living in the rural commune of Zawiya Ahansal in The Atlas #Mountains of Morocco with @kephoto and his family. We've been developing a new #climbing area, and also working with his wife's international aid organization, The Atlas Cultural Foundation, to help improve the lives of the local Berber people. 3mon

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bookofsamuel #Spain never disappoints. The people, the landscape, the language, of course the #climbing. Helluva trip. Thanks @smashits. Wish I could be there to see you send that bastard route. I know you're gonna do it. A muerte dude. I'm off to the central High Atlas Mountains of Morocco to hang with @kephoto and family to bolt new routes and to learn about The Atlas Cultural Foundation - an inspiring organization helping serve underprivileged Moroccans. 4mon

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bookofsamuel It went down. So much work. Such a relief. Only days to spare. This is American Hustle, 5.14b. Thanks to @smashits for the motivation and partnership these days in #Spain. This is our route. Thanks to @Andy_bardon for the friendship and for showing up to capture the process. The full vid is coming soon from @blackdiamondequipment. 4mon

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bookofsamuel Steady #working in #Spain. Money, time, sweat, blood, and nearly tears invested into this new #climbing route. #Progress is being made, but time is getting short. #ShesTheBosch #AmericanHustle
#Suerte @thenorthface @blackdiamondequipment @scarpana @bluewaterropes @oakley @climbtechgear @voke_tab Photo: @andy_bardon
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bookofsamuel Psyched to have @andy_bardon in the house to shoot photos and video on the new route that @smashits and I bolted. We've put our hearts into this rig. Nearly 50 meters long with multiple cruxes. It's coming together, but it's a real test. Here's me being tested... 4mon

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