‘The Accident’: Emily Harrington, Adrian Ballinger Recount Near-Fatal Fall

Hear renowned climbers Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger recount the day Harrington fell climbing Yosemite’s El Capitan.

Graphic scenes set the stage for a story like no other. From inside the ambulance that rushed her from the crag to her hospital bed where she reassured Alex Honnold over the phone, DangerStikTV’s interview with Harrington offers a stunningly candid look at what happened in the moments after the 33-year-old professional climber suffered a terrifying fall.

All the while, Ballinger adds his perspective — and cellphone footage — of what happened. After watching, you can read more on the accident here.

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