Welcome to the ElCap Report website. Below you will find the reports I have written for the past several climbing seasons in Yosemite. I use a 500mm and a 600mm lens for the images you will see below. The early reports were written before I had my own website, so don't expect to see images with the early reports. Originally the reports were done on Supertopo.com so you will find references to that site in the writings. I started this site in late April of 2009 and have been pleased with the interest you readers have shown. Website design and operation by Chris Falkenstein of El Portal, CA. Many thanks Chris!!
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THESE REPORTS ARE THE MUSINGS OF AN OBSERVER WHO IS FAR FROM THE ACTION AND ANY RELATION TO THE TRUTH IS THE MEREST OF COINCIDENCE. A SMALL PORTION OF WHAT IS WRITTEN IS SOMETIMES SIMPLY A FABRICATION, WRITTEN TO MAKE THE STORY "BETTER". DON'T TAKE THIS STUFF TOO SERIOUSLY. IT IS MEANT AS LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT, FOR THE MOST PART, ALTHOUGH I DO TRY TO GET THE CLIMBING FACTS RIGHT. THESE REPORTS ARE WRITTEN FOR CLIMBERS, SO DON'T BE SURPRISED IF YOU, A NON-CLIMBER, DON'T GET THE TERMINOLOGY. THIS REPORT IS IN NO WAY "OFFICIAL" AND IN NO WAY REFLECTS THE OPINION OF ANY GOVERNMENTAL OR PRIVATE AGENCY. ALL CONTENT IS STRICTLY MY OPINION. IF YOU DON'T WISH TO BE MENTIONED IN THE REPORT, OR PHOTOGRAPHED, JUST SEND ME AN EMAIL (CLICK "CONTACT" ABOVE) TO THAT EFFECT, OR COME BY THE BRIDGE, AND LET ME KNOW AND YOUR PRIVACY WILL BE RESPECTED. NO ONE IS REQUIRED TO READ THE REPORT.. IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT THEN DON'T READ IT.
Read and enjoy the exploits of the climbers who take on El Capitan. They are a diverse group with a common bond and each has a unique story to tell.
Many thanks to those who have made a donation to the site... all donations are really appreciated, no matter the amount! The costs of doing all this far exceeds the amount of donations received, but without donations, the photography and Report would not be possible. It is for all the readers of the report, and the climbers in it, that I spend time and money to keep this thing going.
Best wishes, Tom Evans
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