Tuesday, June 6, 2017

"Perhaps Insane..." ---Day 6/107

Walk: Union Square, Last Straw  & Hook Fish Co on Irving Street at the Ocean
Distance: 1 mile, Home Yoga

Here is the iconic El Capitan in Yosemite:

Here is Alex Honnold free soloing* up El Capitan three days ago:


Here is a professional climber's explanation of free soloing:

To free solo is to climb without ropes or support of any kind. It is the purest, and most dangerous, form of climbing. It is you and the rock. To put it more viscerally: If you slip, or miss a handhold, or cramp up and lose your grip, you will fall for a very long time and then you will die. 

Here is that same writer's headline about Alex's feat:

Alex Honnold’s free solo climb of El Capitan was dangerous, perhaps insane, and the athletic feat of the century


And, finally, here is the writer/climber's thoughtful and hard cheese article about Honnold's essentially impossible feat:  (click underlined)



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