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Team Rock Climbers San Diego (South America)



'Over the past few years, San Diego rock-climbing buddies Autumn Fryer, Jon Irwin and Sierra Knott have long challenged each other to push themselves to their physical limits. Now the rest of America will get a chance to see them in action.'

"The San Diego trio met at Mesa Rim Climbing Center, a rock wall climbing gym in Mission Valley. Irwin, who lives in Mira Mesa, and Knott, a Pacific Beach resident, became friends about five years ago and Fryer met them both three years ago. A few years ago, Knott shattered her leg from the knee down and was told it would take a year for her to walk again. But with the support of Irwin and Fryer, she was back on her feet and rock-climbing again. Between them, the trio have climbed in Joshua Tree, El Capitan in Yosemite, Australia and Mexico, and they all train daily with climbing, swimming, yoga and endurance conditioning.
Fryer said they first saw a casting notice for the new Nat Geo series in May 2019. All three friends had computer-based jobs they could do remotely and they were eager to test themselves, so they applied. Along with three other American trios, they were chosen and filming took place in October of that year. Fryer said her teamís personalities and skills complemented each other for an endurance event like this."





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