Photo of the day

How did it take me almost a week to learn of the free solo climb of El Capitan truly an astounding feat.  You fall; you die.  That simple.  The National Geographic story and photos.  Also, a really good piece in the New Yorker.

Picture of Alex Honnold free solo climbing upper pitches Freerider on El Capitan

Rock climber Alex Honnold training on Freerider for the first ever rope-free climb of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. He completed the feat on Saturday, June 3rd. The historic event was documented for an upcoming National Geographic feature film and magazine story.

 
PHOTOGRAPH BY JIMMY CHIN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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