Austin Howell, renowned for his daring free solo climbing, died on a no-rope ascent in North Carolina. Photo: Austin Howell/@freesoloist
Austin Howell, renowned for his daring free solo climbing, died on a no-rope ascent in North Carolina. Photo: Austin Howell/@freesoloist

Free solo climber Austin Howell falls to his death in North Carolina gorge

  • Austin Howell, a well-known no-rope climber, fell to his death on Sunday
  • He was pronounced dead soon after rescuers reached him

Topic |   Climbing and mountaineering
Austin Howell, renowned for his daring free solo climbing, died on a no-rope ascent in North Carolina. Photo: Austin Howell/@freesoloist
Austin Howell, renowned for his daring free solo climbing, died on a no-rope ascent in North Carolina. Photo: Austin Howell/@freesoloist
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