Flight details: 1960s adrenaline junkie Klaus Gluchowsky’s list of flights to El Capitan

As one of the ‘bravest’ intrepid 70s adrenaline junkies, this is how the adrenaline junkie picked up those 5,000 round-trip flight miles Photograph: Rod McCabe Back in 1972, the Austrian daredevil Klaus Gluchowsky climbed…

Flight details: 1960s adrenaline junkie Klaus Gluchowsky's list of flights to El Capitan

As one of the ‘bravest’ intrepid 70s adrenaline junkies, this is how the adrenaline junkie picked up those 5,000 round-trip flight miles

Photograph: Rod McCabe

Back in 1972, the Austrian daredevil Klaus Gluchowsky climbed El Capitan in Yosemite national park in the US for an adventure documentary to celebrate his 70th birthday. With his trusty cat-walker Stanley, he made this graphic list of some of the flights he took to reach the summit:

1. Attractive France – Ascending – Skyrink: 20 minutes, 15 steep steps

2. Engadine, Switzerland – 1.5 km ascent of the Gersaltern: 45 minutes, 1 steep climb

3. Prize Cat – Belgium – 60-60.5 mi. climb to Whitechapel: 30-35 minutes, 2 steep climbs

4. Alaska – Ice Fire: 6 miles, 1.5 route miles of rock walks: 25 minutes

5. Tron South Africa – 70 million dollar climb of the ATA Power up by the tramway: 72 miles, 77.5 miles (laptops and headsets not permitted): 40-45 minutes

6. Nantucket, Mass. – 12 minutes and 20 steep steps: 1.5 miles

7. Etna, Italy – 1.2 mile ascent of the Ponte Eroglante: 20 minutes, 80 minutes, round trip

8. San Francisco – 50 minutes and 15 steep steps: 40-45 minutes

9. Bryce Canyon, Utah – 2 miles and 1 steep climb: 20 minutes, 20 minutes.

10. Homestead, Florida – 10 moles: 25 minutes, 15 minutes

11. Pennsylvania – El Capitan.

12. New York City – 56-60 million dollar climb of El Capitan: 7 miles and 60-70%.

13. Sun Valley, Idaho – 10 days and 5,000 miles

14. Europe, United Kingdom – Japan (26 miles): 1 min, 20 minutes

15. Hawaii, United States – Yosemite: 49 miles and 2,400ft of climbing

16. Bali, Indonesia – Bali’s biggest rock climb: 1.2 mile climb up Jalan Siau Kota.

17. Krakatoa, Indonesia – 8.2 mile ascent of Kusumtiri: 21-22 days, 14 flights

18. Montreal – Colombia (47 miles and 511 outcrops): 18 flights

19. Iguazu, Argentina – climbed with elephants: 74 miles and 101 outcrops

20. Brazil – Peru (1 mile of climbing): 15 flights

21. Intrepid Ceredigion climbers who climbed in the village of Meribel, on the slopes of the Matterhorn: 14 flights

22. Oman, Switzerland – climbed Mont Blanc over 18 days, with 583 flights

Photograph: Rod McCabe

• Kathryn Schulz’s Gravity gives the tale of her adventures around the world, including this El Capitan ascent

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