Two American rock climbers received congratulations from the President Obama

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2006

El Capitan is the world’s largest granite monolith and no one, until now, had ever made it to the summit in one continuous free-climb. President Barack Obama sent to the climbers his congratulations from the White House Twitter account. He appreciated their effort saying that a such performance “remind us that anything is possible.” The pioneering ascent comes after five years of training and failed attempts for both men, beginning since 2010. “I’m not giving up. I will rest. I will try again. I will succeed” are the words they posted online before the performance. Caldwell, is of Estes Park, Colorado, and Jorgeson, who is working as a climbing instructor, is of Santa Rosa, California. They are good friends and they made many climbs together.

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