I’ve posted about the remarkable solo climber Alex Honnold before, detailing how he uses visualization techniques to train his mind to become immune to fear.
The folks at National Geographic and the producer of the 2015 film Meru (Amazon) Jimmy Chin have teamed up to document Honnold’s climb of El Capitan, the vertical granite rock formation located at Yosemite National Park.
“If you don’t have any fear to begin with, there’s a lot less to control.”Alex Honnold
Said one of Honnold’s fellow climbers: “Free soloing El Cap is like doing an Olympic gold medal sporting event, where if you don’t get the gold medal, you die.”
A super-sensation seeker, Honnold literally dances with fear. As he says in the trailer, “If you’re pushing the edge, eventually you’ll find the edge.”
The film Free Solo is out now in select theaters. Click here for more info.