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Alex is climbing without a safety rope – 600 meters altitude waiting for the haunting problems: it Feels shockingly rancid
Alex Honnold decided to try to climb without a safety rope, a silencing of the wall to the top. Fresh document shows the challenge to insanely hard stakes.


Climbers dangling in the night köysiensä on 300 meters altitude. The wall of the mountain along approaching at a furious pace to the lonely point of light.

the Light stops. A man is climbing without a safety rope. Utility as the only climbing shoes and magnesium.

Or well half remember according.

Hey, guys. Could I borrow your magnesium? I left mine down.

– I Left it in there on top of a mountain.

then the light point disappears from the heights.

the Man knows a mistake a terrible price.

– If you fall, my body is exploding with the force of the impact, Alex Honnold told in a recent documentary.

It started filming in 2016, four years ahead of the story. Document the outcome is so painfully exciting, that it literally took your breath away.

the moon landings, alex Honnold practiced El Capitanilla months for climbing the route free sooloaan for. In the picture he rises to move up the wall without the use of tools. National Geographic / Jimmy Chin

El Capitan. The 900-meter granite walls of Yosemite national park in California.

no One had dared to try it up without any aids. Many to keep ”El Cap” climbing the world's greatest challenge – the species of the first moon landing.

the American Alex Honnold, 33, had dreamed of it for a long time. More than a thousand free-solo, he also said it's impossible.

I always Thought that this is the year when I do it, he told in the document.

– Then, I say, that this is not the year, this is bullshit.

His friend and renowned climber Tommy Caldwell pictures of El Capitan, free solo required by the olympic gold in the corresponding execution. Further at stake is that, without perfect success of you're dead.

Teflon or karate?The booklet was filled with markings. The route is often really challenging. National Geographic / Jimmy Chin

In 2016, Honnold decided to finally take the company. Oscar won a Free solo -the document says that the effort.

the Honnold use the climbing rope as an aid, grinds the difficult passages countless times, and ”reconnaissance” route in her notebook. Caldwell's accomplice. She said she didn't forgive herself if the worst would happen, but wouldn't do everything to help.

the Route has a number of shockingly challenging.

One of them is the choice of fair 600 meters of altitude: the teflon corner or a boulder problem? Honnold has dropped both several times with a rope while practicing.

the first option would mean a 90 degree angle of the crossing of the ultra slippery surface. The second requires jumping or karate kick next to a stone wall, balancing in route to the hard grip.

– the Idea of jumping without a rope seems shockingly rancid. If you fail, that's it. On the other hand, karate kick, it feels like you could throw another wall, which is also infinitely arrogant free out, Honnold reflect in the document.

in November 2016.

the Honnold decided to finally attempt the impossible. He leaves in the morning trip to the package car, which has served as the climber home in.

the Honnold proceeds to route the upstream point, which has tormented him for a long time – free blastin tiles. 60-meter share is like glass. Even his tentacles expanded their fingers it is very difficult to get a grip.

the Radio bums. Description a member of the group hurried to the path of the wall in the foothills.

Alex left to play in the middle, he said.

never very many of the free solo had climber is dead. National Geographic / Jimmy Chin

, Michael J. Ybarra , Brad Parker , Matthes Crest , Andrew Barnes and Angus Moloney .

They are the 2010s the middle of the free solo death of the fallen climbers.

sport veteran Brad Barker passed away in 2015. He was a 35-year-old. Barker fell 90 meters of the height of Yosemite national park. He had proposed to his girlfriend just hours earlier and had described the days of his life happier.

Anonymous permanent climber told me Tought-site, that he had to free solo when he was young and stupid. Until the last time.

He tested the new wall Shelf Road in Colorado. The route at the top was the exact technique required to share.

Take almost slipped. Then the same thing happened again 15 meters altitude. He glanced down to the rocks.

I Was sure that chick. I promised myself I would never climb without any aids, if I survive this, climber told me.

I found Out eventually the hard point of trembling and the muscles, to strain. It was the last free solo.

What an infinitely small mass hobby from climbing subspecies or Alex honnold on it should I be thinking about?

the Document during the signing have felt admiration, disbelief and fear of death on behalf of another in the same instant.

the Honnold himself said that the granite wall is always a reminder that natural interest. He feels one of the animals, which can slip.

He has proven that to happen.

I Saw the mountain deer balance betrayed in Mexico. It seems crazy, because they look so majesty of the bridge and back on foot. Capricorn, however, survived. Times like this, when the squirrel fell off a cliff.

– I Was, that shit, even the squirrels! Nature is like that.

”my Life depends on it”Alex Honnold used the document in several tough conversations Sanni-with his girlfriend. National Geographic / Jimmy Chin

the Honnold start a new business in El Capitanilla early morning 3. June 2017. Head lamp shines on the mountain against the wall.

you Can run the free solo in just a few hours?

free rider's route can take days to type veteraa neil coat, though is assisted by a safety rope.

the Honnold said in the documentary he was a warrior – though admittedly later told me was ashamed of his speeches. The quote inspired the Spartacus series, which he had just been watching four through the tube.

– This is your path, you advance to seeking excellence. You face your fear, because your goals require it. It's a hell of a warrior spirit.

I think this free out is all about. It's pretty close to the warrior culture, where you give one hundred percent, because your life depends on it.

so let's Go with these, when it works so handsomely before the finale.

The initial document in diving in a very peculiar mind, twisting the truth of a girl with a friend, a non-existent fear of the wondering brain research in the context and a description of the group of friends try to manage their own horror.

the Rest should definitely see for yourself – emergency most googled.

the Warning can still say that the worst of the height of the dread of suffering the permit is likely to be in a bad horror movie. Others can consider whether it is even the all-time best sports documentary.

at Least it gets your hands sweating so heavily that the view I should book the popcorn next to magnesium.


Sources: New York Times, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Thoughtco.com, Free Solo -documentary and the Joe Rogan podcast

photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin to hear the Oscar winning documentary film maker on the team. National Geographic / Samuel crossley alex Honnold climbing El Capitan without aids. Alex honnold's home is the documentary filming of time of the package car. National Geographic / Jimmy Chin
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