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Peter and Braden Mayfield. Fortune was on my side for this portrait. I was on top of El Capitan shooting climbers toping out when these two pulled over the lip of the 3,000 foot wall. They were finishing an ascent of Zenyatta Mondatta that Peter had been on the first ascent of, 20 years earlier. The route was considered the hardest in the world at the time and Peter was only 19 years old. The day Peter topped out with his son Braden was Braden's 20th Birthday.