Alone on the Wall: Alex Honnold and the Ultimate Limits of Adventure
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They’re really struggling to watch the whole film because it really puts them there,” he says. “I don’t know, it’s almost too much for them.”
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Honnold and Caldwell Smash Devil's Thumb Traverse". Gripped Magazine. September 15, 2023 . Retrieved October 30, 2023. He gained mainstream recognition after his 2008 solo of the Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome was featured in the film Alone on the Wall  and a subsequent 60 Minutes interview. Exclusive: Climber Completes the Most Dangerous Rope-Free Ascent Ever". National Geographic. June 3, 2017 . Retrieved October 22, 2017. Alex Honnold is an icon of the free solo climbing scene, but in the future the U.S. climber's focus could shift to sport climbing. The reason: On February 17, 2022, wife Sanni McCandless gave birth to daughter June. In an interview with Outside, Honnold hinted that the joys of fatherhood could also bring a reorientation. Change the plan you will roll onto at any time during your trial by visiting the “Settings & Account” section. What happens at the end of my trial?
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If there is one conclusion you will draw from Alone on the Wall, co-written by Honnold and accomplished climber and writer David Roberts, it’s that, indeed, Honnold climbs a lot and under a diverse number of disciplines, all over the globe. ‘Alone On The Wall’ Review
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The two-part series, which was released last week, offers up plenty of mind-blowing scenery. But it could be difficult viewing for some, and not just because it’s only available on Meta’s line of Quest VR headsets. In between there are characteristically nonchalant recaps of his solos up the Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome in Yosemite, and El Sendero Luminoso in Mexico. He covers his speed records on The Nose of El Capitan with Hans Florine and the Yosemite Triple Crown (Mount Watkins, The Nose, and Regular Northwest Face), among other projects. Not An Autobiography If you want to know more about the climbing world, and to follow a more likable personality, the documentary The Dawn Wall was much more digestible and beautifully done. That one follows Tommy Caldwell, who was also mentioned quite a bit in Honnold's book.
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Laughs] My friends give me grief for understating the difficulties of things that I’ve done. I say that I’m prone to realistic assessment. [Laughs] Because certain things have always come easy to me. I have a journal of everything I’ve ever climbed since 2005. For the entry about free soloing Half Dome, I put a frowny face and added some little notes about what I should have done better, and then underlined it. Turns out that is one of my biggest climbing achievements. But at the time, I was just like, Ah, that wasn’t quite right, I should’ve done that better. (Read "Has Yosemite's Iconic Half Dome Become Too Dangerous to Climb?") Your mother is on record as saying you were “a terrible child to raise.” Talk about your childhood and how you got into free climbing. He wants to tell us about how a trip to Chad still informs his conscience and his work to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people, as well as how aware he is of his lot in life.FREE SOLO is less about climbing than it is about living. An extraordinary gift to everyone who believes that the limit of human achievement is far from being reached." BRET STEPHENS, THE NEW YORK TIMES Speaking by phone as he holds his newborn daughter, June, Honnold says that his expanded family hasn’t caused him to rein in his ambitions, noting that he completed the free-solo climbs for the VR series during his wife’s pregnancy.