National Geographic Recognizes NOLS Grad for “Biggest Free Solo of the Year”

Posted by Brooke Ortel on April 2, 2019 12:22:59 PM MDT

Photo by Oscar Manguy.

On March 21, 2019, NOLS grad Jim Reynolds completed an unprecedented free solo climb up—and down—Cerro Fitz Roy, an iconic Patagonian peak. A Wilderness EMT and member of Yosemite Search and Rescue, Reynolds ascended without ropes or safety equipment, then made the unusual decision to climb back down in the same fashion.

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