Alex Honnold is the most accomplished free climber in the world. Angola is a southwest African country that recently emerged from 27 years of bloody civil war. What brings together these strange bedfellows you ask? Some of the most epic unclimbed rocks in the world, and a community needing help to diffuse the hidden land […]
On January 15, 2014, Alex Honnold free-soloed El Sendero Luminoso (The Shining Path) in El Portrero Chico, Mexico in a little over 3 hours. The climb rises 2,500 feet to the summit of El Toro. It could be the most difficult rope-less climb in history.
Long considered impossible, coveted by many and attempted by a few, the Fitz Traverse has fueled the imaginations of climbers in Patagonia for decades. Tracing the iconic skyline of Cerro Fitz Roy and its six satellite peaks, it spans four miles and 13,000 feet across snow and ice-covered rock, with epic route finding and endless […]
It’s always an honor to be able to shoot for the Geographic. This story was the brainchild of my good friend Mark Synnott. As I’ve written about before, I’ve ended up in some wild places and some fairly crazy situations with Mark. This expedition was no different. Mark, Alex Honnold, Hazel Findlay, Mikey Schaefer, Renan […]
Put on your Helmets, throw on some lycra, buckle your harness, and check your knots because this trailer is Sketchy, and the only thing sketchier… and more awesome… and hilarious, is the full short film that is coming to a film festival near you! Less than a Year after enchaining the fifteen tallest peaks in […]
Sufferfest (sʌfər/fest) An activity whereby all participants ache, agonize, ail, be at a disadvantage, be racked, deteriorate, endure, grieve, languish, and/or writhe.. but by co-misery, yet cohesiveness, will have experienced a grand time. Often survived through sarcasm. Follow Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright on an ambitious human powered adventure to summit all of California’s 14,000 foot peaks via technical […]
For the past fifty years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite. The larger-than-life characters of Yosemite carved out an extreme bohemian lifestyle in the valley: living in the dirt, clashing with the National Park authorities, and pioneering the boldest climbs on earth. […]