For anyone who’s ever looked up a picture of the Trango Towers, the fearsome granite monoliths that stand atop Pakistan’s Baltoro Glacier, you might have wondered what it would take to climb them. Great Trango Tower, the tallest of the pinnacles, is home to the world’s biggest big wall with a vertical section measured at 4,396 feet. Oh yeah, and it tops out at over 20,000 feet, making this a true challenge for only the best alpinists and rock climbers in the world.
Last summer, a team of four Chilean climbers - Sebastian Rojas, Diego Señoret, Diego Sáez and Nicolas Gutierrez - made a five-day ascent of a route on Great Trango Tower. While the North Face’s film documenting their adventure is in Spanish, the visuals alone are worth the watch. There’s also always subtitles.