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Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll Completes First Solo Ascent of Fitz Roy Traverse

There's a lot of different ways to celebrate those milestone birthdays and for climber Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, soloing Patagonia's formidable Fitz Roy traverse was the best way he could think of. Several days after turning 40, O'Driscoll completed the traverse, although unlike it's previous ascent by Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold, he did it in reverse. While the route itself is only four miles, it gains 13,000 feet of elevation and spans across the six peaks of the Cerro Fitz Roy. O'Driscoll was congratulated by fellow climbers like Colin Haley following his impressive feat. 

O'Driscoll's career has led him to climbing several impressive objectives in locations such as Patagonia, Pakistan, and Greenland. While O'Driscoll himself hasn't released much about the ascent, it was shared that he spent his birthday traverse with just a penny whistle, a rope, and some cake. O'Driscoll, you've impressed us. Oh, and happy birthday! 

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TGR’s Caite Zeliff: A Conversation With One of Skiing’s Next Superstars.
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TGR’s Caite Zeliff: A Conversation With One of Skiing’s Next Superstars.

TGR’s Caite Zeliff: A Conversation With One of Skiing’s Next Superstars.

Caite chilling on the patio for a little aprés at Jackson Hole. Nic Alegre photo. Caite Zeliff is blowing up!  We're not just talking the bomb-holes at the bottom of a huge, double-stager cliff either. She is truly on her way to being one of the next superstars in skiing. The self-professed goofball has had a dream of becoming a pro skier for a long time but her journey has taken a few big setbacks. Her plan was to become a member of the US Ski Team. Ultimately, after many attempts and

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TGR Top 5: What you Loved the Most
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TGR Top 5: What you Loved the Most

TGR Top 5: What you Loved the Most

We couldn't pick just our top 10 so we made it 15. Well, you guys did. Here are 5 more of your favorite posts from TGR this year, carousel style! Hop on!  1. Josh Gold absolutely sent it in the backcountry near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. You want angles? We got 'em.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Teton Gravity Research (@tetongravity) 2. You all went wild for International Dog Day. Look at all these good pups we found!  View this post

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Nouria Newman Becomes First Woman to Drop Hundred-Footer
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Nouria Newman Becomes First Woman to Drop Hundred-Footer

Nouria Newman Becomes First Woman to Drop Hundred-Footer

In recent years, more and more one hundred-plus foot waterfalls are being run. Aniol Serassoles and Edward Muggridge made history with their descent of 100-foot Ram Falls. Dane Jackson, no stranger to waterfalls, claimed a first descent of 134-foot Salto Maule in Chile. Knox Hammack became the second person to successfully run the 189-foot Palouse falls after Tyler Bradt did the same several years before. The list of massive waterfalls being run by kayakers continues to grow. But what do all