Video: What it Feels Like to Sleep on the Side of a Mountain

When setting out to climb a large rock face like those found in Yosemite, Patagonia, or the Himalaya, rock climbers often have to spend more than one day making their ascent. That means they end up camping out on the sheer, vertical side of the mountain, sometimes for days at a time. That seems unfathomable for those of us who have never done it, but for big wall climbers, it is just part of the process. In this video, we get an inside look at what that is like courtesy of Mark Synnott, one of the most experienced climbers in the world. Hint: He’s use to it, for the rest of us it looks pretty terrifying.

Kraig Becker