Alex Honnold climbs through Enduro Corner on El Capitan’s Freerider route. Photo: National Geographic

How Free Solo climber Alex Honnold mastered his fears on El Capitan amid sacrifices

  • Climber who scaled 900-metre granite wall in Yosemite National Park without ropes doesn’t have a death wish, team behind Oscar-winning film of his ascent say
  • ‘He decided to live his life of intention,’ director says. As for their film’s popularity, producer says: ‘Everyone has a ‘free solo’ in their lives’
Topic |   American films

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Alex Honnold climbs through Enduro Corner on El Capitan’s Freerider route. Photo: National Geographic
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Nan-Hie In

Nan-Hie In

Nan-Hie In is a freelance journalist based in Hong Kong covering tech, health and lifestyle topics in Asia for various local and international media outlets. Her work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, Forbes, China Daily, CNN, Radio Television Hong Kong, Asia Gambling Brief and more. She was a correspondent governor of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club from 2013 to 2017.