One of the world’s most renowned rock climbers, the American Brad Gobright, has died after falling off a mountain in Mexico.
According to NBC News, Gobright, 31, fell while attempting to descend the side of a cliff face in El Portero Chico, Mexico, a popular climbing destination.
The outlet reports that Gobright was with fellow American climber Aidan Jacobson. Citing the Nuevo León Civil Protection Authority, the outlet reports both climbers fell, with Gobright falling about 300 meters to his death and Jacobson falling a shorter distance and sustaining non-life-threatening injuries.
Gobright and climbing partner Jim Reynolds (left) raced up the nearly 90-degree, 2,900-foot precipice of El Capitan in just two hours and 19 minutes.
Gobright had been climbing since he was seven years old and is one of the few who have climbed the Salathé Wall free in a single day.