George Whitmore, Climber Who Vanquished El Capitan, Dies at 89

Early on the morning of Nov. 12, 1958, George Whitmore, Warren Harding and Wayne Merry accomplished something many climbers considered unthinkable: They reached the top of El Capitan. Conquering El Capitan, a 2,900-foot-tall sheer granite wall that looms over Yosemite National Park