The only human to ever free-climb Yosemite’s 3,000-foot rock monolith El Capitan solo—which the New York Times called “one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, ever”—Alex Honnold inspires audiences to achieve success in high-stakes situations.
More people will walk on the moon than will do what Alex Honnold has done—free-climb Yosemite’s El Capitan. No rope, climbing alone. His extremely rare skill and unmatched mental focus have helped make him climbing’s breakout star, inspiring millions around the world.
Beyond his 2017 history-making ascent, dramatically documented in the Oscar-winning film Free Solo, Alex is simply one of the hardest working, most accomplished climbers to ever live. His feats have blown the doors wide open on the sport of climbing, placing him at the front of mainstream media like 60 Minutes, the New York Times, and the cover of National Geographic.
Humble and self-effacing, he is deeply appreciative of the position he holds in culture and uses it for the greater good. In 2012, Alex founded the Honnold Foundation, an environmental non-profit that provides grants to organizations advancing solar energy access all over the world..
Alex is always looking for opportunities to share stories from the sport he loves. A host of the Climbing Gold Podcast, Alex explores the unique stories of climbing culture that originally drew him to the sport. Recently he’s led several environmentally-focused documentary and TV projects, putting his climbing skills to use by reaching hard to get to corners of the earth.
From meticulous preparation, to mental and emotional management, to conquering fear and breaking past your comfort zone, Alex shares his tips and strategies for achieving greatness beyond the imaginable.
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