It’s no surprise to anyone really that 2019 was a massive year for adventure. In the climbing world, a number of athletes completed incredible achievements around the world that challenged human limits—not to mention gravity. From Alex Honnold conquering El Capitan (again) to Nims Purja speeding his way to the top of the world’s tallest peaks, there were a hell of a lot of climbing feats and records.
All of those milestones and moments took countless hours of preparation, culminating in incredible (sometimes harrowing) journeys for all the teams and climbers involved. Here’s a look at some of the top climbing feats and records from the past year.