So far I have hiked Half Dome 3 times! And continue to do more!
This was my 1st time 🙂

Link to 2ND Half Dome Hike!! I completed a 2nd hike up the Half Dome a month later! This time went up the Mist Trail:) –

COMPLETE MIST TRAIL HIKE upto Vernal Fall- https://youtu.be/M8CfNmW2sEI

**Watch in 720p or 1080p**
We started our journey at 3:30am along with 6 more friends.We took the JMT since it was dark.Epic 18 mile, 12+ hour hike starting from the valley floor passing the Vernal footbridge- Nevada Fall- Little Yosemite Valley- The Little Spring- Subdome- Half Dome.Total elevation of 8,839′ with strenuous granite steps increasing in steepness with a final 400′ of sheer incline to make it to the top.

** At the 09:15 mark you see us at Nevada Fall..we were careful not to step into any wet areas with flowing water, as its very slippery and dangerous.Please be careful**

Breathtaking views with an unbelievable feel of the wilderness during this rewarding hike.

Finally secured a permit via the lottery to take on this hike with a great group of friends!
The beauty of this place never fails to astonish me , and always draws me back for more.

Recorded video and photographs using my Samsung Edge 7, Canon Powershot G9X, DJI Mobile.

I do not own copyrights to the music, music is by the following –
Music –
Intro – The xx
[Merlin] Beggars On behalf of: Young Turks/ XL Recordings Ltd.

Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun – M83
Believe Music WMG [Merlin] InertiaPtyLtd On behalf of: M83 Recording Inc

Infinity (16227)-15738 – One Hundred Years
AdRev for a 3rd Party
On behalf of: MusicBed (Music Bed)

Kings -Ryan Taubert
Intro – The xx
100 years -Infinity
M83- Lower Your Eyelid to Die with the Sun
AndyM- Life
Patrik Almkvisth- A Silver Lining 1
The wind of oblivion – Untold stories of a dying moon – zero project – http://www.zero-project.gr/


  1. Clarence Waialeale on May 3, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Very well done video. Good detail on route and I like the perspectives captured at the dome. Me and my son hope to get back to Yosemite soon to do this hike. I myself am a little leery about the dome climb due to my fear of heights, but my love of adventure can sometimes overcome that. We’ll see.

  2. Gavin Harrison on May 3, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Incredible pictures the views take your breath away. Very well done for making it to the top.

  3. anthony kelly on May 3, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    What is the music playing throughout this great video??

  4. Ian Mandel on May 3, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    whoa whoa !! your a little too close to the edge there buddy !! Awesome short hike Vid with Last Adventurer !! gotta put this one on the list !!

  5. Michigan Hiker on May 3, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Very well done! You truly impart the feel of being on the hike with you.

  6. Just for Fun on May 3, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    This video reminds me of watching globe trekker but with all music super job!

  7. JoeDoe_ Outdoors on May 3, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    Hey sweet channel ☺ Keep it up!

  8. Acrylic Paintings by Joyce on May 3, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Excellent video.

  9. Ana Lourdes on May 3, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    THANKS !!!!!

  10. CRP on May 3, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    And here it is! Link to 2nd Half Dome hike completed in August 2017! https://youtu.be/SffJZm2F32g

  11. tchsublime on May 3, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    dope!!!!! ill be there at the first of october, so excited

  12. JUAN CARLOS SANCHEZ on May 3, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    muchas gracias por el recuerdo de ese día ,nosotros estuvimos el mismo día en la cima con ustedes y aparecemos en partes del video !!!!!

  13. Ditching The Grind 3 on May 3, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Excellent video on Half Dome! BRAVO! Quite impressive footage!🤔🤔 👏👏🙏🙏

  14. David Brown on May 3, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Chitra because I’m so in love with Yosemite, every time I see a well done video of it, it makes me tear up. Congratulations, you have a serious future in videography, awesome job. I need a tissue….

  15. Annie Knibb on May 3, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Really enjoyed watching this! 🙂 Beautiful

  16. Adam Sumner on May 3, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    My dream to go I’ll be there one day

  17. ROSE1925 on May 3, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    I for one do not care how beautiful all the photos look… since I learned about “Missing 411”, even if I was paid I would never go there ….these place is the highest area in which children, young kids, young adults and adults of all ages go missing and are never found…. and these January 2018 there as already been several people missing…wait until summer numbers increases.

  18. Michael Piccirillo on May 3, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Yosemite is adding a brand new hike calling it, “The Full Dome!” It’s double the height & length of half done.

    Just kidding, fantastic video

  19. Rodney Ruge on May 3, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Gorgeous! Wow! Incredible! Great Job, Chitra!

  20. Eder Queiroz on May 3, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Definitely one of the best videos wow I’m without words to describe how amazing, you guys did a wonderful job.

  21. wishingonflowers on May 3, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    My heart was racing watching you do those cables. I dream of doing this hike but I don’t think I’ll ever be fit enough OR brave enough lol my legs were shaking just watching this!

  22. Just for Fun on May 3, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    Great great video one of the best super music i have hiked all over the. U. S. Nothing like hiking its about nature and mind body and soul ! I look forward to your videos stay healthy and stay safe take care everyone.

  23. W M on May 3, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    I love watching the cable walk up to half-dome. I love watching it because I could never do it. It is a big achievement and you should be proud of yourselves.

  24. the saps on May 3, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    I only been their twice in the past 2 years but omg the 7 hour drive is so worth it, i never had an expierence like that my whole 19 year old life

  25. lee sherman on May 3, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    Got caught in a snow storm up on Nevada falls years ago. Pay attn: to the weather when traveling Yosemite. You don’t want to die here!

  26. Hércio Arantes Filho on May 3, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Anybody could help me? I would to go to Yosemite again. I had no hinked this trail. Where can I book my hotel near to this trail? I would like to see the stars at night and shooting stars too. What is the best place for hosting there? No expensive place please, if possible.

  27. JUAN CARLOS SANCHEZ on May 3, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    thank you very much for the memory of that day, we were on the same day at the top with you and we appeared in parts of the video !!!!!

  28. Allen Eisenhart on May 3, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    well done video, congrats

  29. VeryAngryBird on May 3, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Did you know there is actually a better way to get permits? If you got to a certain building in the park, I’m not sure which one but it is near the post office, you can wait in line for permits. I went up twice to half dome, once at 10 years old and the other at 14. I think I actually went around the same time you did.

  30. hsingh98112 on May 3, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Nice work Chitra!! and awesome video! Clouds Rest next!

  31. Al Newman on May 3, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    You forgot tell how many got killed climbing half dome well its over 60 ! google it you’ll see

  32. CMG on May 3, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Amazing footage.

  33. Jim Kanzelmeyer on May 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Chitra Raval you are an outstanding videographer! so beautifully captured and presented. Thank you for sharing.

  34. johann on May 3, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Is the cablewalk so hard to do? I mean it looks so easy if you only watch videos

  35. Henri Paratte on May 3, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    It would be impossible for me to do this because of serious problems with heights and now leg problems but this is a beautiful film for a great hike. Merci.

  36. Armineh H on May 3, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    I climbed the cables twice , once when I was 18 and the other when I was 20. No lottery needed, just went to the Ranger station in the valley and got my permit which no one ever checked. both times I spent the night at the top. That was incredible. Today I am 56 and out of shape.. This video terrifies me and what was I thinking back in the day. thank you for the video…

  37. Peter Krämer on May 3, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Super Geiles Video!

  38. Henneything She wants on May 3, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    The slowmo effect is EVERYTHING!!!

  39. Keith Folken on May 3, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    Great video of this epic hike! We just completed it and I can say this video is really well done! It’s not easy to do the hike and also capture the feeling of being there! This video does that!

  40. Henneything She wants on May 3, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    I could never do this hike, but Thank you for sharing your experience!!!
    You guys are very lucky

  41. BEACH LIFE78 on May 3, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    cool video looked amazing

  42. Francios Pienaar on May 3, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    do you need a permit to hike? where do can I get one?

  43. Matt Mac on May 3, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    Really beautiful group of people and video. Enjoyed every minute of it. Cheers.

  44. Michael Piccirillo on May 3, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Just did Half Dome, a lot easier since they added escalator!

  45. Wîsh on May 3, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Me and my fam are going to Yosemite but not the half dome place

  46. AB Expeditions on May 3, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Beautiful video, i love it. well done!

  47. ScottyMo on May 3, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Done this 3 times. It never gets old. I recommend spending the night in the Little Yosemite Valley. It’s obviously quicker and less strenuous. Just beware of incoming thunderstorms. I was caught on top once and had to wait it out. Legit one of the scariest moments of my life. Heavy rain and hail. The static electricity in the air literally made hair stand up. You are exposed and there is no shelter. All in all it’s not very hard and is a must do for any adventurous type.

  48. Outmersive Films on May 3, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Wow impressive color grading! Gotta love Yosemite. 🙂

  49. salvador aguilar on May 3, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    A Sherpa from Everest woulda been up there in no time

  50. Ray Steele on May 3, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    I too have been up twice. Once in the mid 70’s, then again early 80’s. I really enjoyed this video!! Very well put together!!!!!!

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