Could Alex Honnold have climbed back down to escape?

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Could Alex Honnold have climbed back down to escape?

by arnehendricks86 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:55 am

Saw the movie, found it pretty interesting to think about it, investigated further and wrote an article!

Hope you enjoy it :)

https://mountainknowhow.com/could-alex-honnold-have-climb-back-down-how-do-free-solo-climbers-climb-back-down/

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Re: Could Alex Honnold have climbed back down to escape?

by Scott » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:59 am

Great article, but it would be nice if we could get Alex to tune in too!

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Re: Could Alex Honnold have climbed back down to escape?

by arnehendricks86 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:51 pm

thanks, Scott for the feedback :)

that would be really nice, if he could tune in!!!
i am relatively new to this forum, is he a member here?

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Re: Could Alex Honnold have climbed back down to escape?

by Scott » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:05 pm

arnehendricks86 wrote:thanks, Scott for the feedback :)

that would be really nice, if he could tune in!!!
i am relatively new to this forum, is he a member here?


He is not a member (at least as far as I know), but he does use social media and has a website. It might be worth a shot to send him and email:

http://www.alexhonnold.com/contact

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Re: Could Alex Honnold have climbed back down to escape?

by Marmaduke » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:44 pm

Every interview I have seen with him, he has stated each route has a "point of no return". I'm very sure this climb was the same, in this case however it was being filmed, he obviously would have aid close by. Nice article as well!

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Re: Could Alex Honnold have climbed back down to escape?

by lcarreau » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:08 pm

After viewing the big-screen flick and discovering it had later won an academy award, I am impressed and humbly "take back"
what I had "prejudged" and stated in a previous post in a different forum.

The dude was deserving of a helicopter ride back down. Also, he must endure the price of fame, even though fame can be very fleeting in today's fast-moving and often corrupted Society.
"Turkey Vultures always vomit when they get nervous."

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