Learning From a Crazy Athletic Achievement

Alex Honnold planned to free solo climb "El Capitan" in 2017, or die trying.

El Capitan is one of the largest vertical rock faces in the world, with nearly 3,000ft of vertical rock face from base to peak. Alex planned to free solo this cliff, meaning he would have no ropes, no support, and no safety system to fall back on. No one had done this before him, and over 30 people have died trying to climb this mountain.

If you take a look at the picture below you'd think this is absolutely crazy - that this guy had a death wish. But Alex didn't see it that way...

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