Brad Gobright, world-famous American free solo climber dies after fall
A world-famous record-breaking American free solo climber Brad Gobright has allegedly lost his life while attempting to descend the side of a cliff face.
Brad Gobright was born in California and began climbing when he was six. In 2009 he dropped out of university to focus on his climbing career.
Brad biggest achievements was his October 2017 speed record for ascending the Nose route of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
That climb is considered one of the world’s most technical and dangerous in the world.
The-31-year-old, fell around 300m (1,000 ft) down in El Potrero Chico in northern Mexico that led to his dreadful death. While, his companion and fellow climber Aidan Jacobson, fell a shorter distance and survived with few injuries.
Gobright was famous for free climbing, he used to climb without any safety gear, but this time he and his fellow climber were abseiling. Abseiling accidents are considered the most common cause of fatalities in climbing. Both of them were simul-rappelling. According to sources, simul-rappelling is a technique where two climbers descend opposite strands of an anchored rope.