August 17th, 2014. Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. Alex Honnold celebrates his 29th birthday by doing the thing he loves most: climbing.
When people talk about climbing, things can easily get confusing. There's sport climbing, trad climbing, aid climbing, free soloing, bouldering... Need a way to tell your non-climber friends that you're not free soloing El Cap when you say you go climbing? Show 'em this.
Austrian climber Hansjörg Auer fulfills his dream of free soloing three classic big wall routes in the Dolomites, linking them by paraglider.
"Because failure is never an option, learning to free solo takes even longer than learning to climb."