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In 'Free Solo,' a steeper challenge for Honnold than El Cap

In the documentary 'Free Solo,' rock climber Alex Honnold faces a bigger challenge than even climbing Yosemite's El Capitan without a rope: Moving out of his van and getting a steady girlfriend

Reported by: AP [ Published on: September 26, 2018 10:51 IST ]
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TORONTO (AP) — A new documentary not only chronicles rock climber Alex Honnold's famed, free solo ascent of Yosemite's El Capitan, a 3,000-foot wall of sheer granite, it also depicts an arguably stepper challenge for the 33-year-old Honnold: moving out of his van and maintaining a long-term relationship.

Honnold's ascent of El Cap without ropes or safety gear is considered one of the greatest feats in rock climbing. The New York Times called it "one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, ever."

The new film "Free Solo" depicts the months of planning and anguish that went into Honnold's four-hour climb. It also shows him falling in love with Sanni McCandless, a development that complicates his life just as he's taking his biggest risk.

National Geographic will release the film in theaters Friday.

Disclaimer: This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Associated Press (AP) wire.

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