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The NY Times Explores the Filming of Free Solo

When Jimmy Chin and his wife Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi set out to make a film about Alex Honnold’s climbing three years ago, they knew exactly what they were in for. Honnold, as the world’s premiere free soloist, was toeing a fine line with death during his record-breaking climbs. Hanging off the edge of the cliff, in intimate close quarters with Honnold, Chin and his crew of filmmakers knew they had to be ready for the worst case. What if he falls?

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In this NY Times op-doc short, Chin, Vasarhelyi, and Honnold share their view on the matter. Honnold and the entire crew knew exactly what they were getting into. Catch a glimpse into what it took to make the film, including some incredible behind-the-scenes footage of filming on the wall.

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Video: Kilian Jornet Runs Along Sketchy Norwegian Ridges
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For anyone else, running along ridges like these would be a serious athletic achievement. For Kilian Jornet, the Catalonian Madman, it's practically a down day. The certain-death-exposure notwithstanding, Jornet makes quick work of the mountains around Åndalsnes, Norway. Related: Kilian Jornet Skis the Troll Wall It makes very little sense how he manages to hop around on a thin ribbon of uneven ridgeline with several-hundred feet of thin air on either side. That being said, his Troll Wall

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Combine hurricane force winds, huge waves, and windsurfing off the coast of Ireland – and you get one of the gnarliest contests we’ve ever seen. Red Bull Storm Chase 2019 went off over the past few days, pitting eight of the world’s best windsurfers against the North Atlantic elements. RELATED: Fabian Lentsch Does Some James Bond Sh** Australian Jaeger Stone took the win, saying “It was absolutely insane to compete in these conditions, it was ballistic, massive, and freezing. Winning the

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Video: All-Star Team of Climbers Tackles Antarctica
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Any trip which brings together Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker, and Alex Honnold is somewhat noteworthy. An Antarctic expedition with such a star-studded cast is more than somewhat noteworthy— it's a major event in the climbing world.  Related: Kilian Jornet Goes For a "Run" in His Backyard The expedition included a pitch which, according to Outside TV's YouTube description, Honnold called "the scariest I have ever led," so you know it's real. Follow along as Chin, Anker, and Honnold, along with