Costa Rican sets milestone upon reaching summit of Yosemite National Park’s notorious El Capitán alone
Alejandro Soto on Tuesday became the first Costa Rican to climb alone to the summit of El Capitán, an iconic rock formation in Yosemite National Park in the United States, according to media reports. Soto climbed 550 vertical meters over six days along the Zodiac route to reach the peak.
Lucas Drummond, 16, died during a fall while rappelling down a rock face in Santa Ana, in west San José, on April 4. Drummond, an experienced climber, was leading an expedition of four along with a Costa Rican supervisors, but he was believed to be out of sight when the fatal fall occurred.