I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote

- Herman Melville

Most climbers have a visceral dislike for “choss,” or loose, dangerous and dirty rock.

But British climber James Pearson has such an affinity for it, that he recruited a team of two other world-renowned climbers to make the first ascent of one of the world’s tallest sea cliffs, in the Faroe Islands, and what was sure to be one of the chossiest, sketchiest and most bizarre climbs any of them had ever done. (more…)

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