Alex Honnold climbs the 900-metre rock wall of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park. Photo: National Geographic/Jimmy Chin

Free solo climber Alex Honnold on first Yosemite National Park ascent that made him a rock star

  • The unassuming 33-year-old who was first to scale 900-metre rock wall of El Capitan without ropes finds it hard to watch parts of the film of his feat
  • ‘To be able to do a climb like that, it’s easier if I … assume it’s not having any impact on anybody else,’ he says, as he ponders his next challenge
Topic |   Extreme fitness

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Alex Honnold climbs the 900-metre rock wall of El Capitan in California’s Yosemite National Park. Photo: National Geographic/Jimmy Chin
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