I’m pretty sure most of the audience at last night’s showing of the Banff International Film Festival in Seattle could barely stand to watch Alex Honnold’s 24 hour, mostly free solo climb of Mt. Watkins, El Capitan and Half Dome in Yosemite – Alex Honnold 3.0.

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What Honnold does is amazing. His mental discipline and calm is hugely inspirational. But after watching last night, I worry about his longevity.

Also, here’s the full 24 minute documentary of Alex Honnold Alone on the Wall Free soloing Half Dome and Moonlight Buttress:

Posted by Jeff Reifman

Jeff is a technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. Check out Portland Wild, a visual map-driven guide to Portland's public art, its Heritage Trees and its Little Free Libraries.

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