31-year-old “free solo” climber Alex Honnold became the first climber to scale the massive 3,000 foot face of Yosemite’s El Capitan without the aid of any ropes or safety gear.
A 60 Minutes profile piece showed footage from the climb that would terrify most people. He can literally die at any second, but doesn’t seem to have a care in the world. Some people are just wired differently.
The fifteenth reboot of Spiderman is probably going to suck, this guy is way better.
This footage of Honnold free soloing El Sendero Luminoso in Mexico is several years old, but it’s more climby, less talky.