World Famous Free Solo Climber Dies in Tragic Climbing Accident

World Famous Free Solo Climber Dies in Tragic Climbing Accident

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World Famous Free Solo Climber Dies in Tragic Climbing Accident

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Californian free solo climber, Brad Gobright, has died in El Potrero, Mexico after falling 1,000 ft to his death.

Gobright, 31, was climbing with his climbing partner Aidan Jacobson, 26, at the time of the accident. Jacobson also fell but survived the fall.

The two men were simul-rappelling at the time of the accident. Simul-rappelling is a technique where two climbers descend opposite strands of an anchored rope, with their bodies acting as counterweights to each other.

“We started rapping,” Mr. Jacobson told the Outside website. “I was a bit above him. I was on the left. He was on the right. Then all of a sudden, I felt a pop, and we started dropping.”

“It was basically a blur,” Mr Jacobson added. “He screamed. I screamed. I went through some vegetation, and then all I remember is seeing his blue Gramicci shirt bounce over the edge.”

You can read more about Brad Gobright tragic death at outsideonline.com

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