Carlo Traversi is turning 26. In honor of his big day he is attempting to climb 26 boulder problems V5 and harder in Colorado in a single day. What better way to celebrate than losing all your finger skin eh?
His list of problems is nothing to scoff at - it comprises over 200 V-points and roughly six hours of climbing - ten hours out in total. Frustration mounts as the sun dims and his skin wears thin. Think he can make it before frustration and darkness force him to call it a day?
Carlo Traversi Swears Through 10 Hours Of Skin-Destroying Bouldering | Birthday Challenge, Ep. 2
Birthday Challenge - n. “...a goal, generally in the form of physical achievement, to make your birthday more memorable than the last. Usually the number of your years lends itself to the base of your challenge.”
Everyone has a birthday. Some choose to spend theirs forgettably drinking and eating. Some choose to use the occasion to gather the support of friends, family, and community to undertake insane challenges.
“The beauty of a birthday challenge is that you can tailor something that is just for you, depending upon your feeling or mood at any place in your life...It's entirely up to you; and because of this, you can end up challenging yourself like no event tailored for the masses could ever do.” - Steve Edwards
If you want to see a human being go through the entire emotional spectrum, follow them along on a Birthday Challenge. A birthday is the intersection of life and death, and nothing is more captivating than confronting and besting one’s own mortality.
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