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Keith Malloy and Jeff Johnson meet up with Timmy O’Neill and Dave Turner to climb the North the United States Wall in Yosemite, California. B. In Ixtapa, Mexico, Jeff Johnson forums a 54-foot cutter-rigged sailboat referred to as the Seabear certain for Patagonia, Chile. C. approximately three hundred miles southwest of the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, the Seabear and staff have a four-day visit Isla de Coco nationwide Park. D. After a tricky nine-day crossing the Seabear and workforce input the Galápagos Archipelago, Ecuador. E. 9 days into the passage to Rapa Nui (Easter Island) the Seabear loses her mast four hundred miles wanting her vacation spot. F. The Seabear and group anchor off Rapa Nui for 36 days to fix their mast. whereas there, they befriend neighborhood surfer Makohe Acuna and invite her to hitch them at the sail to Chile. G. En path to Chile, with jury-rigged mast and sails, the Seabear and team spend days on Isla de Juan Fernandez, four hundred miles off the coast of mainland Chile. H. The Seabear and team arrive at Algarrobo, Chile. Makohe Acuna and Jeff Johnson half methods with the Seabear and catch up with Keith Malloy farther south. I. Makohe Acuna, Keith Malloy, and Jeff Johnson rendezvous with Timmy O’Neill and Yvon Chouinard in Reñihué, Chile. J. Makohe Acuna, Keith Malloy, Jeff Johnson, Timmy O’Neill, and Yvon Chouinard discover the Corcovado coast of Chile aboard a retired fishing boat referred to as the Cahuelmo. okay. Doug Tompkins, Yvon Chouinard, and Jeff Johnson climb Cerro Geezer in Valle Chacabuco, Chile. past unfold: Yosemite Valley as obvious from Tunnel View. The west face of El Capitan at the left, Bridalveil Falls at the correct, part Dome within the a ways distance. Yosemite, California. picture: Jeff Johnson YOSEMITE VALLEY Timmy O’Neill racking up for the North the USA Wall. El Capitan Meadow, Yosemite, California. picture: Jeff Johnson Keith is 20 ft off the floor putting in a ponderosa pine, the big granite partitions of Yosemite Valley towering round. He spins in circles, tangled in a multitude of webbing and cord. Timmy yells to him, attempting to clarify issues. “When you expand your correct ascender your daisy chain will be inside an arm’s achieve, your toes can be even on your étriers. ” Keith stares on the rat’s nest of substances in entrance of him. He says not anything. “Keith,” Timmy says. “You understand what I suggest? ” “Um… no, not likely. ” “Okay,” Timmy maintains, “if you’re sketched out, weight your top ascender and wear your Grigri. Suck your weight onto the Grigri, take off your ascender, and rappel. again your self up with a bird knot if that makes you're feeling greater. ” there's a lengthy pause. “What? ” says Keith. Timmy seems to be on the floor. “We desire one other man to compliment us,” he says desperately. He eyes a number of buddies who've been checking our growth. “I’m going to want a few support up there. ” Keith is silent, attempting to come to phrases with this confusion in a tree and the way it applies to mountain climbing the 3,000-foot wall of El Capitan. He bites his reduce lip and chews his beard – a behavior that might develop more and more worse over the following week.