Alex Honnold is the man. According to National Geographic
Just a week after Honnold had scaled the walls of both iconic Half Dome and El Cap, solo, in just over 11 hours, crushing the speed records for El Cap and the two routes consecutively. Alex does it again. (video)
TNF climber Alex Honnold has just been named an Adventurer of the Year for 2010 by National Geographic for his epic climbing ability! Each year, National Geographic names individuals for extraordinary achievements in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports, and Alex made this list.
In July, Alex threw-down a record-breaking week of climbing in Yosemite and here are the highlights
- first: filming a climbing movie
- Second: meeting with reporters
- Third: summiting the 3,000-foot El Cap three times and breaking the speed record for consecutive ascents.
- & finally: capping it all off by driving eight-hour south to see his girlfriend..(42 hours non stop all told).
Within 24 hours, Alex had scaled more than 8,000 vertical feet and hiked down another 9,000. All of this only a week after scaling the walls of both El Cap and Half Dome solo in just over 11 hours. With each new adventure, Alex has has left mere mortals in his climbing calk dust trail.
Alex’s Yosemite journey was captured by Sender Films‘ First Ascent Series.