Saturday, July 28, 2012

Rock Climber Alex Honnold Tackles Yosemite's Biggest Rock Faces ...

Alex Honnold is considered one of the most fearless (and consistently solid) climbers on the planet.—in a  "60 Minutes" segment (air date 10/2/11), he free-soloed the face of Sentinel in Yosemite while the cameras rolled—but when asked why, or to explain this difficult-to-understand activity he loves, he's a bit mystified. Sure, he likes the adrenaline, but that admission comes only after some prodding. The sense is that behind his big, deep brown eyes and humble personality ("Most people know me for my free soloing," he says, "but I actually solo pretty infrequently. I spend most of my time traveling around and climbing things with a rope on. I didn't start really climbing outdoors till six years ago.") is a fire he'd rather enjoy than analyze.

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