Free Solo

Last week, "Free Solo" was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary feature.

I don't know how Alex Honnold is still alive. I have been following his athletic endeavors for the last 10 years or so, and when you talk about pushing the envelop, he is at the top! No one comes close to living on the edge like he does!

This movie will astound you! I highly recommend it!


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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,746
    And here I thought you were giving away a Star Wars movie...
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  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,659
    Great Movie. Astounding athlete.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,567
    two words come to mind...

    Crazy Gnarly
  • reverbreverb Posts: 68
    Heck No!!! My hat's off to the guy but I got dizzy watching the preview.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,294
    And here I thought you were giving away a Star Wars movie...

    I thought The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was released from prison.

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  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,659
    Now on Amazon Prime Video. Well worth the 10 bucks to purchase.
  • mark090852mark090852 Posts: 1,000
    chumlie wrote: »
    Now on Amazon Prime Video. Well worth the 10 bucks to purchase.

    I agree. We watched it through Amazon a few days ago. Heart stopping in a few places!!!
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  • shackshack Posts: 11,284
    edited February 2019
    "A Line Across the Sky" A great documentary about Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold climbing all seven summits of the legendary Fitz Roy Mountain range in Patagonia...known as the Fitz Traverse. It had never been completed...though many had tried.

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    https://coolofthewild.com/a-line-across-the-sky/
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,523
    Just watched this. Free on demand through National Geographic. Wow. The dampened amygdala did not surprise me at all, nor did his comments about not feeling death. But his climbing, unbelievable! Definitely worth watching...
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,335
    I watched it on Saturday morning...then again Saturday night because my wife missed a part.

    Good documentary. Kind of feel sad for his girlfriend who wants the family, the white picket fence, the love, but Alex seems more like a robot in demeanor.

    He's a thrill seeker toeing the line...

    Definitely worth a watch.
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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,494
    edited March 2019
    I heard about Alex on Joe Rogen’s Podcast, and have been following him ever since. A very down to earth guy, and a pretty cool human being.

    Here’s the podcast for anyone interested:



    Incidentally, he refers to Adam Ondra as the “Stongest” climber in the world - the action in the video starts at about the 3 minute mark, with his successful climb starting at about 11 minutes in.

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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,778
    Okay, let's make this happen. Pick a number between 1 and 2. Winner pays shipping...

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,567
    Dude is an animal that whole climb was incredible. That being said he more than likely will be in the news once more.
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