Malibu Realtor climbs El Capitan

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Local Brant Didden successfully climbed Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan rock formation recently.

Malibu Association of Realtors Director Brant Didden recently scaled El Capitan, Yosemite National Park’s iconic vertical rock formation that rises 3,000 feet in the air. Didden has been climbing since 1987 and has ascended El Capitan more than a dozen times. He says, however, that this climb was the most challenging.

“You learn so much about yourself and what you are capable of when you top out on a climb like this,” Didden said. “You realize that with proper training and planning you can achieve any goal you set for yourself.”

Didden has also assisted with search and rescue operations in the High Sierras. He has served as director of the Malibu Association of Realtors since 2008.