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Dani Arnold races up two daunting solos in the Alps and Dolomites

S wiss climber Dani Arnold set two solo speed records in Europe this summer. On July 18 he free soloed the Via Carlesso (7a+ or 5.12a 650m) on Torre Trieste (2458m) in Italy's Dolomite spires in 1 hour, 8 minutes. Then on August 8, he free soloed the Via Cassin (6a or 5.10a 800m) on Switzerland's Piz Badile (3308m) in 52 minutes. (For size comparison, El Capitan in Yosemite, California, is roughly 900 meters tall.
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