yosemite

  • grippingclimb
    January 14, 2015  

    Two climbers successfully scaled the near-vertical slab of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall in Yosemite National Park, using their fingers and feet without additional aids. After 19 days, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are the first to free climb the entire granite face. Gwen Ifill talks to Chris Weidner of the Boulder Daily Camera about their pinnacle achievement. Continue reading

  • August 26, 2013  

    The wildfire burning outside of Yosemite National Park has already consumed 235 square miles of forest and threatened several small towns. Jeffrey Brown reports on the efforts more than 3,600 firefighters to battle one of the largest wildfires in California state history and protect San Francisco’s power and water supplies. Continue reading