At this point, it’s impossible to not know of climbing superstar Alex Honnold, and thanks to his new film Free Solo, he’s everywhere. Recently, he made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live in what appears to be a climbing showdown between him and Kimmel’s security guard Guillermo. But for an added twist, instead of Yosemite’s El Capitan, it’s the El Capitan Theater. The race between the two should be stacked since they’re both suited up in North Face gear—is that the secret ingredient to successfully free soloing El Cap?
Norwegians have a funny sense of humor. The nation is home some huge mountains, great skiers, and is arguably where death metal started in the early 1990s. Keeping that macabre mood going, today we present you with the 2018 Norwegian Death Diving World Championships. They call it “dødsing,” we call it absolutely nuts. I mean, who else would want to throw themselves off a 10m diving platform and land in the loudest, most painful and least graceful way possible? Upon a little research, this is
At this point, we all know about how Alex Honnold, aka superman himself, free soloed El Capitan early last summer. His climb of the classic route Freerider, which goes free at 5.13a, was the result of a decade-long dream, and years of practice to ensure that he was able to nail every single move on the 3000-foot climb. RELATED: Watch Alex Honnold Free Solo El Cap in 360 With Jimmy Chin’s new film Free Solo premiering, and lots of hype around the feat, Honnold gave a TED Talk to put what
This is exactly what you don’t want to happen halfway up a climbing route: the entire pillar you just ascended collapsing at your feet. We can’t find more details on the climber or route just yet, other than the climber was likely Spaniard Antonio Saldaña Santaella, but wherever it was, it’s scary. Almost as good as this gem from the ice climbing world: