Episode: Climber Alex Honnold from Free Solo on risk, the Olympics, and his fears


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Climber Alex Honnold from Free Solo on risk, the Olympics, and his fears

You have to be pretty fearless to climb up the 900m of El Capitan without any ropes. Alex Honnold from the Oscar-winning documentary ‘Free Solo’ joined the Olympic Channel Podcast to talk climbing at the Olympics, how to manage risk, and what really scares him.

 “If you fall off the wall, you're going to die…

 “I think that when people see a photo of El Cap (they think it’s) risky. That's not the right way to look at it. It's extremely high consequence.”

 LINKS:

Alex Honnold Instagram

Ed Knowles Twitter

Olympic Channel Instagram

Everything you need to know about the Climbing World Championships

Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi episode

Free Solo trailer

Dawn Wall trailer



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