Transcript for Climbers Make History With El Capitan Climb
To that incredible record-setting climb, a story we've been following from the start. Tommy Caldwell and jorg jorgeson reaching the summit of el capitan in yosemite after nearly three weeks, accomplishing what many had thought to be impossible. There they are. They're standing by live to chat to us in just a moment but first aditi Roy has their story. Reporter: This morning, an impossible dream realized. Tommy Caldwell and Kevin jorgeson celebrating on top of the world. After reaching the summit of yosemite's el capitan capping a record-setting free climb up the vertical dawn wall. The pair using only their hands and feet with only ropes to prevent deadly falls. It's getting pretty rowdy. Reporter: During their 19-day, 3,000-foot journey, the climbers braving a windstorm. Getting tossed around. Reporter: And clinging to razor sharp edges with bloody figures. Even r&r was extreme sleeping in these tents dangling precariously from the rock's edge. On day eight Kevin struggling to pass one of the toughest points. Thoughts crossed my mind I should just throw in the towel. Reporter: After seven more days and 11 gasp-worthy falls Kevin finally turning that impossible corner. Reporter: At the summit the emotional duo greeted by friends and family. This is something that he never thought would happen. Reporter: Even president Obama tweeting "So proud. You remind us that anything is possible." A new version of rock star born. For "Good morning America," aditi Roy, ABC news, yosemite national park. Rock stars indeed and tommy
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