What It Feels Like to Sleep on the Side of a Mountain

What It Feels Like to Sleep on the Side of a Mountain


– [Narrator] What’s the
highest you’ve ever slept at? – [Mark] Almost a mile. When you don’t have a fear of heights, it’s not really scary. It’s like being in the craziest tree house that you could possibly imagine. – [Narrator] That’s Mark Sinnett. He’s a professional rock climber, and he’s talking about sleeping in a tent. – [Mark] They’re called portaledges. – [Narrator] That’s hanging
off the side of a mountain. He’s been climbing for over 30 years, and his favorite walls to
climb are really, really high. – [Mark] Alpine big wall
climbing is the pursuit of scaling the biggest
cliffs on planet earth. – [Narrator] They take
a few days to summit. So he has to camp out along the way. So I want to know what does it feel like to sleep in a portaledge hanging off the side of a mountain? – [Mark] The one thing that’s
more or less ever present in the mountains is when
it can be pretty violent. You can experience hurricane force winds, there’s also this thing that
we call the Bronco ride. Wind comes in, hits a cliff, and it really has nowhere
to go except for up. Eventually it hits you and your ledge and it can lift the whole thing off so you can be suspended
and then, of course, the ledge like slams into the wall. You’re just thinking about surviving. – [Narrator] And that
wasn’t the worst of it. – [Mark] The smell in
the ledge is not nice. You don’t change your clothes, you don’t bathe. It’s wet, it’s gummy. – [Narrator] But people love it. They continue to climb and explore through all of this punishment because there’s still
that one question left: How does it feel? – [Mark] The way it makes you feel is like a tiny speck of dust. It’s very empowering. It really is just kind of
like the most spectacular spot that you can be on planet earth. (peaceful music)

100 Comments on "What It Feels Like to Sleep on the Side of a Mountain"


  1. These people can't find enough ways to die on the ground ?

    Is life just getting too boring ?

    Are you tired of being alive ?

    I don't get why people do these things I really don't understand what makes them tick

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  2. I sleep above a mile every night, the highest I've slept was 14,200 ft. in a cardboard box.

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  3. I have a phobia of heights AND I WENT DOWN A POLE AT SCHOOL
    my friends are FINALLY behind me

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  4. “It Makes You Feel Like A Spec Of Dust…”

    “It’s very empowering.”

    What?

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  5. Lol 😂. Imagine waking up and forgetting your high as shit and getting out of your tent then falling

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  6. I wonder how much they sweat an it drys up on there skin an not shower for a long time whew I couldt imagine that

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  7. John can you get me my pikax John… JOHN
    Proceeds to look out tent Johns tents gone
    NOOOOOOO

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  8. So YouTube recommend this video to me 4 years later for a guy to tell me sleeping on a side of mountain so he can feel like dust ? Really

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  9. If your not afraid of heights it’s not really scary??! I’m not afraid of heights but I would be hella scared

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  10. 1st thing I would do if I got in that tent…. Shoot the contents of my body out of both ends, and not by choice.

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  11. A naked Alex Honnold free solos upside down up to their hanging tents

    Alex: "Hey, betas…do you have any spare chalk?"

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  12. There is a dead body lying in a tent like this in utrakhand India
    2forieners died one is still in one of this tents which was never apporachable 😖😖one body was recoverd bad story

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  13. I have a fine grasp of the English language but sometimes swearing is the only way to convey the emotion, in light of this… FUCK THAT!

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  14. Morons love it what the fuck are they doing for humanity? They just look like idiots that are trying to say "oh look at me im so cool doing this ya bro" in reality they are morons with no life.

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  15. 2:00 in that point you must really know how the great is your creator.
    Your God.Allah is your one and only God.

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  16. So hitting into mountains because of such powerfull walls, risking of plunging down to death is less worse than smelling ? You guys should just stop making videos or stop talking at all

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  17. Baltistan is not pakistan's territory…it is illegally occupied by islamic terrorits of pakistan

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  18. From someone who isn't really afraid of heights It looks pretty relaxing to be in the tent from the thumbnail, but I guess if there are winds then it gets pretty scary.

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  19. I still think women should not have these narrator jobs. The high pitched voice is annoying and takes away from the gravity of the activity.

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  20. Ya know its all fun and games until you wake up one beautifull morning and your rope keeps making clicking sounds.

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  21. These guys are hanging off the side of a mountain and I can’t get comfortable in a hotel bed… smh

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