Video: The First Footage of Alex Honnold’s Free Solo of El Cap

While he was climbing El Cap sans ropes this past weekend, Alex Honnold was also being filmed for an upcoming documentary about his efforts. While that video is probably still a ways off from being released, National Geographic did release the first footage from the climb a short time ago. Below, you’ll get a glimpse of what it was like for Alex on the wall with a dizzying look at far above the ground he truly was, all without any kind of safety device. Simply amazing.

Kraig Becker