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.
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: