Watch Two Climbers Scale a 30-Story Rock Monolith

Laurene Sibue and Xavier Gaboriaud’s climb up the Monolithe De Sardières in Savoie, France was very un-Kubrick. Their monolith is a 305-foot protrusion formed by erosion in Vanoise National Park within the French alps. It was first scaled in 1957 by Michel Paquier and while it’s not considered particularly difficult, it continues to draw climbers with its sweeping mountain views and spire-like summit.