On­tario Climber Pete Zabrok’s 57th El Cap Lap

B.C. Teen Naomi Pro­haska Youngest Up Lo­gan

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Pete Zabrok from On­tario was 57 when he climbed his 57th route on El Cap this spring. He was with Sean War­ren for the sec­ond as­cent of Adrift (VI 5.11 A3+). Af­ter their climb, which wasn’t the last of the sea­son for Zabrok, he had spent 717 nights on El Cap. Alex Hon­nold hiked to the top to meet them af­ter their Adrift as­cent. The first as­cent of the route was in 1994 by Steve Quin­lan and Paul Pritchard. Naomi Pro­haska climbed Mount Lo­gan in the spring with her father. At 15 years old, she be­came the youngest climber to reach the sum­mit of Canada’s high­est moun­tain. It was her father’s eighth as­cent. Af­ter the climb, she said, “When I was at the top, I was su­per happy and su­per ex­cited but I couldn’t be re­lieved be­cause you’re only halfway. You still have to go down. It’s a dif­fer­ent feel­ing than other sports where you cross the fin­ish line and you’re done. When I got to base camp was when I could sit back and go, ‘Whoa. I made it all the way up there.’ Then I was so ex­cited – just sit­ting in my tent smil­ing.”

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