Sign In:

×

Last Step!

Please enter your public display name and a secure password.

Plan to post in the forums? Change your default forum handle here!

×
×

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?

RELATED: Alex Honnold Gives Ted Talk on Yosemite Free Solo

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.

Play
READ THE STORY
Alex Honnold Answers Dumb Questions about El Cap Free Solo
Up Next Rock climb

Alex Honnold Answers Dumb Questions about El Cap Free Solo

Alex Honnold Answers Dumb Questions about El Cap Free Solo

If you could sit down with rock climbing phenomenon Alex Honnold, what would you ask him? Lucky for Funny Or Die writer Tam, she is given the opportunity to do so. Her questions, well, they’re a bit dumb. At least that's what she claims. RELATED: Alex Honnold Makes an Appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live I don’t think she’s giving herself enough credit. She’s doing some quality investigative journalism, for example, her inquiry about how he managed to go to the bathroom while scaling El

Play
READ THE STORY
Video: The Flying Frenchies Perform Mind-Bending Wingsuit Stunt
Up Next Wingsuit

Video: The Flying Frenchies Perform Mind-Bending Wingsuit Stunt

Video: The Flying Frenchies Perform Mind-Bending Wingsuit Stunt

Truth be told, we’re not really sure what’s even happening in this video. Something about French fries, wingsuits, and F-14s. If you haven’t heard of the Flying Frenchies (a group of acrobats, wingsuiters, slackliners, surfers, and all-round aerial badasses), you’re really missing out. Think of it as the wildest circus show you’ve ever seen, except it all happens in the sky. Literally. This time, the crew has a new stunt up their sleeve, involving something akin to an aerial arrestor cable

Play
READ THE STORY
American Alpine Club to Introduce Outreach for Veterans and Active Duty Military
Up Next Rock climb

American Alpine Club to Introduce Outreach for Veterans and Active Duty Military

American Alpine Club to Introduce Outreach for Veterans and Active Duty Military

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