A Ben Ditto gallery of images from Mason Earle and Katie Lambert’s big wall trip to the Cirque of the Unclimbables in the Northwest Territories.
Katie Lambert links up with new Eddie Bauer First Ascent teammate Mason Earle to free climb Mt. Proboscis in Canada’s Northwest Territories and in the process completes an all free complete ascent of Women at Work (VI 5.12 R) with her husband Ben Ditto—a certified epic that mandated a sharp knife to free a stuck rope and a complicated final rappel with only 70 meters of line that required fixing anchors in total darkness and ended 18 hours after they left the ground.
By Darin McQuoid If you ever want to accomplish something, just say it’s impossible. The four-minute mile, Everest without oxygen, the Grand Canyon of the Stikine—all were once proclaimed impossible but are now achievable. It’s amazing what can be done with an untamable spirit of adventure.