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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.

RELATED: How Did Jimmy Chin Stay Fit Filming Free Solo

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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Adventure Athletes Scrutinized for Damaging Precious Lands
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Adventure Athletes Scrutinized for Damaging Precious Lands

Adventure Athletes Scrutinized for Damaging Precious Lands

The outdoors are not always a blank canvas. As much as we'd like to creatively paint lines or set routes on whatever we fancy, in some cases we simply shouldn't. A few different adventure athletes learned this the hard way after inappropriately using protected and sensitive areas of land for recreation and content creation.  The controversy begins in Hawaii, where a group of skiers and snowboarders—Victor De Le Rue, Markus Eder, and unnamed additonal skier—rode down the dry slopes of the

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The Fifty Ep. 8: Cody Townsend Attacks Alaska’s Sphinx
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The Fifty Ep. 8: Cody Townsend Attacks Alaska’s Sphinx

The Fifty Ep. 8: Cody Townsend Attacks Alaska’s Sphinx

Cody Townsend wasn't planning on looking at Alaska this season, but when some photos came in from Kevin Quinn at Point Norths Heli, he decided to pull the trigger. With conditions seeming to line up, the crew headed to one of the most iconic ski lines in Alaska, the Sphinx, to attempt to climb and ski its legendary steeps. RELATED: CODY TOWNSEND “SKIS” JOFFRE PEAK IN EP. 7  "They're massive beautiful Alaskan heli lines, but we want to climb them."" Townsend

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Video: Why is Cory Richards Trying a New Everest Route?
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Video: Why is Cory Richards Trying a New Everest Route?

Video: Why is Cory Richards Trying a New Everest Route?

The newest episode in ROAM's series "The Line" examines the pivotal moments in Cory Richards' life and career that are driving him to attempt a new route up Mt. Everest. The episode takes a hard-nosed look at Cory's struggles with mental health and substance abuse - and how those experiences drive him to push limits. Related: How Cory RIchards Battled Depression at the Top of the World With Everest-climbing season getting into swing, we're excited to follow Cory's journey up the world's