This image is from a one-day free ascent of Moonlight Buttress (5.12c) in Zion National Park which is rumored to be the hardest continuous sandstone multi-pitch in the world. Grant Perdue and Ben Wilbur had been trying this thing for a few years and found success on their 2019 attempt. The key to their success? Ample amounts of good laughs, chocolate and high quality psych!
The wait is over and we can finally share the first new images of this year's Red Bull Illume Image Quest! Every week, we announce the semi-finalists of a different category, so stay tuned for more mind-blowing images.