Our Summit Day
The first view of Half Dome, with its infamous safety cables stretching to the top of its smooth, granite surface, can be intimidating, even for a seasoned hiker. The majority of the first-time ascenders, in fact, drastically underestimate the climb and the effort involved.
But after two days of hiking and education with us, Christian and Lina were prepared for their ascent. We showed them our tips and tricks for the cables, and described the mental strength required for success. Our experience told us they could reach the top more easily with our advice—and they did.
Both agreed the views and memories from the top of Half Dome were priceless, an adventure they will never forget.