The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life

ImpossibleClimb_1106_2 (002).jpg

by Mark Synnott

Alex Honnold’s rope-free ascent of the iconic El Capitan in Yosemite National Park is one of the amazing feats in sporting history, likened to “the moon landing of free soling” by the New York Times. This new account of that astounding event—the subject of Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo—and the risk-driven ethos that makes Honnold the class of the climbing universe, explores the unlimited nature of one man—and the limits of man itself.