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Alex Honnold: Too Big to Flail". dpmclimbing.com. Archived from the original on February 25, 2015 . Retrieved May 18, 2015.

Alone On the Wall — Alex Honnold

Evan Hayes is the Head of Production & Development at the Emmy award-wining production company ACE Content, where he is also a Partner. Hayes developed and produced FREE SOLO alongside co-directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. During the production of FREE SOLO, he served as President of Production at Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation where he supervised all aspects of production, finance and creative development in both film & television. Hayes also oversaw Parkes+MacDonald's discretionary development fund as well as strategic partnerships with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Universal Television and Studio Canal, among others. During his tenure at Parkes+MacDonald the company produced and/or financed such films as James Ponsoldt's "The Circle" starring Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, and John Boyega; Davis Guggenheim's "He Named Me Malala" for Fox Searchlight; and "Rings" for Paramount Pictures. I was never, like, a bad climber [as a kid], but I had never been a great climber, either," he says. "There were a lot of other climbers who were much, much stronger than me, who started as kids and were, like, instantly freakishly strong– like they just have a natural gift. And that was never me. I just loved climbing, and I've been climbing all the time ever since, so I've naturally gotten better at it, but I've never been gifted." [12] A visually stunning adventure with a compelling character at the center." RAPHAELA NEIHAUSEN AND THOM POWERS, WNYC El Sendero Luminoso (V 5.12d, 1,750ft, 15 pitch), El Potrero Chico, Mexico – First free solo ascent, ~ 3 hours [64]Breathtaking. An awesome and inspiring doc. Will have viewers holding their breath and biting their nails during the spectacular climax." GARY M. KRAMER, FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL Alex Honnold peers over the edge of Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. He had just climbed 2,000 feet up from the valley floor. (Photo by National Geographic/Jimmy Chin) of You’ll be glued to the screen. The camera work in Free Solo will blow your mind. Pumped by Marco Beltrami’s score and your own adrenaline, you feel every spectacular moment." PETER TRAVERS, ROLLING STONE Honnold lived in a van for over a decade. "I don't think ' van life' is particularly appealing," he says. "It's not like I love living in a car, but I love living in all these places. I love being in Yosemite; I love being basically wherever the weather is good; I love being able to follow good conditions all over. And be relatively comfortable as I do it. And so that pretty much necessitates living in a car ... If I could, like, miraculously teleport a house from place to place, I'd prefer to live in a nice comfortable house. Though, honestly, the van is kind of nice. I like having everything within arm's reach. When I stay in a hotel room – like, sometimes you get put up in a really classy hotel room, and it's really big, and you have to walk quite a ways to the bathroom, and you're like, 'Man, I wish I had my [pee] bottle.' Who wants to walk all the ways to the bathroom in the middle of the night when you could just lean over and grab your bottle and go?" [33] The van he lived in was custom-outfitted with a kitchenette and cabinets. [11] University Wall (5.12a C2, 8 pitch), Squamish, British Columbia, Canada – First free solo [65] [66]

The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the

Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell organize their climbing gear at the top of the Freerider route on the summit of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, California. They had just set a new speed record on the climb. (Photo by National Geographic/Jimmy Chin) of McPhate, Mike (June 6, 2017). "California Today: An 'Incomprehensible' Climb in Yosemite". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331 . Retrieved June 6, 2017. Speaking by phone as he holds his newborn daughter, June, Honnold says that his expanded family hasn’t caused him to rein in his ambitions, noting that he completed the free-solo climbs for the VR series during his wife’s pregnancy.

Duane, Daniel (March 11, 2015). "The Heart-Stopping Climbs of Alex Honnold". The New York Times Magazine . Retrieved October 14, 2018. Honnold and Caldwell Smash Devil's Thumb Traverse". Gripped Magazine. September 15, 2023 . Retrieved October 30, 2023. What keeps me motivated is an insatiable hunger and curiosity,” he writes. “ The best way I can sum it up is to paraphrase the ending of [an op-ed piece he wrote for the New York Times – a measured, thoughtful piece on the calculus of risk penned after Clif Bar fired him and other free soloists from their team]. The mountains are calling, and I must go.”

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Cameron, Gwen (September 2, 2014). "Honnold Free Solos Squamish's University Wall". Alpinist . Retrieved May 18, 2015. Alex Honnold's mom is the oldest woman to summit El Capitan". www.tetongravity.com . Retrieved February 9, 2020.

Branch, John (November 16, 2014). "A Sponsor Steps Away From the Edge". The New York Times . Retrieved October 14, 2018. New Nose Record – 2:23:51 (Florine and Honnold)". Mountain Project. Archived from the original on May 31, 2015 . Retrieved May 18, 2015. Hoang, Davis. "Africa Fusion". Archived from the original on January 2, 2023 . Retrieved May 13, 2019.

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