William Byers, Rocky Mountain Jim, Isabella Bird and Enos Mills are four of the countless who have been captivated by the mystique of the 14,259 foot Longs Peak. Whether on a technical route or a scrambling trail, there is no easy way up. Thousands of hopeful souls have embraced its challenge and accepted its rewards or consequences. As difficult to define as mountaineering itself, Longs Peak holds the spirit of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Watch the clip above from our documentary "The Living Dream", featuring interviews with Tommy Caldwell and Dr. Tom Hornbein.