On November 30 my dear friend and climbing partner, Benji Fink, died in his sleep in Vail, Colorado. Apparently, he just drifted off peacefully, exactly the way he lived. He was 44 years old.
Simple, powerful videos of Alex Honnold, Quinn Brett, John Roskelley, Brette Harrington, Jesse Huey, Angela Vanwiermeersch, Jim Thomsen, Kitty Calhoun, Malcolm Daly and Lizzy Scully sharing their personal experiences with grief and loss. More stories at the Climbing Grief Fund.
"It's some of the sickest climbing in existence on Earth, I’m certain of that," Caldwell says.
No word yet on the name of the route or the grade, but it's surely difficult.
As cutting edge problems get longer and higher, I was interested to hear what one of the foremost practitioners of the highball game had to say about the proliferation of pads, the practice of headpointing and the future of the “sport.”
Take a look behind the scenes of Honnold’s ESPN Body Issue shoot, and listen as he describes how he tuned his body to be a world-class climber.
Alex Honnold uses the power of Twitter to answer common questions about climbing.