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Alex Honnold Gives Ted Talk On Yosemite Free Solo

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 goes through his mind on the wall into layman’s terms. He delves into his history as a climber and shares some moments from being on the wall.

He sums it up nicely: 

On the day [I soloed Freerider], it didn't feel scary at all. It felt as comfortable and natural as a walk in the park.

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“Swiss Mishap” is the Most Terrifying Thing You’ve Seen In a While
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If Chris Gurksy was searching for a thrill when he signed up for his first ever attempt at hang-gliding, he got exactly that. The Florida-based photographer was on holiday with his wife in Switzerland when he found himself some 4,000 feet in the air hanging on for dear life after the pilot he booked the flight with forgot to attach him to the glider.  Related: Jean-Baptiste Paragliding As Wild As Candide’s “One of Those Days” The footage is as amazing as it is terrifying, yet Chris seems

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Video: A Gnarly First Ascent On An Ephemeral Colorado Ice Route
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American Alpine Club to Introduce Outreach for Veterans and Active Duty Military
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The American Alpine Club (AAC), is proud to be announcing new membership options and proactive outreach with active-duty military and veterans. Following the advocacy that began as far back as World War II, with the famed 10th Mountain Division, the nation’s oldest climbing non-profit has big plans for 2019. This will manifest itself through discounted club memberships for service members, veteran-focused climbing events, and the promotion of wellness through climbing. It’s an initiative that