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Video: Alex Honnold Discusses ‘Free Solo’ and Memoir

Alex Honnold decided to pay Jackson, Wyoming, a visit, and it turns out the rock climbing legend is also an avid skier as well. Aside from scoring fresh tracks at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort with mountaineers Kit and Rob DesLauriers, Honnold was in town to share some personal anecdotes from his historic 2017 El Capitan free solo at the Teton County Library’s annual gathering, Mountain Story.

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The premise of Mountain Story is to draw connections between storytelling and outdoor adventure. Honnold, a writer himself, used the talk to explore a few moments that weren’t featured in the groundbreaking documentary, Free Solo. His discussion, which starts at 11:30 in the video, is an honest and personal look at what it took to achieve the impossible 3,000-foot ascent. 

If you haven't caught the movie yet, it's now screening in IMAX:

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A first aid kit is a must for anyone traveling in the backcountry, and while you might need a far smaller and more compact kit than you think you might – you can improvise larger items like splints and braces – there are some critical first aid items that everyone should carry. PLAN THE BEST BACKCOUNTRY TRIP OF YOUR LIFE: Welcome to TGR's Backcountry Travel Guide Here, Ian McIntosh shows what he carries in the basic first aid kit he has every day he's out in the mountains, whether he's

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Video: Two Brothers Paddle From Alaska to Mexico By Hand
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In one of the wilder stories to come out of the outdoors-adventure world so far this year, two brothers have successfully completed a paddleboard journey from Ketchikan, Alaska to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  Not a stand-up-paddleboard journey, a PADDLEBOARD journey.  In other words, these two guys were laying on their stomachs and using their hands to paddle for 2,200 miles.   Related: Nominated For Best Documentary Oscar View this post on Instagram A

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Adventure Athletes Scrutinized for Damaging Precious Lands
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