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Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 10, 2013 - 10:20pm PT
Looks like Alex has started a charitable organization. And it's impressive, has some great project goals. Nice to see someone of his caliber giving back in such a great way. Hopefully being one of the most high profile climbers in the world will benefit others through the HF.

http://honnoldfoundation.org


He's making a SoCal appearance for a fundraiser in August.
http://www.gearcoop.com/info/Alex_Honnold_Fundraising_Event

And I thought enchaining all of California's 14'ers via bike with Cedar was an amazing thing. So is this.
El Cono

Boulder climber
Tierra Del Coņo
Jul 10, 2013 - 10:27pm PT
Nice to see someone of his caliber giving back in such a great way.

What's he got to "give back"?
MisterE

Social climber
Jul 10, 2013 - 10:30pm PT
Thanks for the link, Beth. The man is solid, and an amazing adventure, as you stated.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 10, 2013 - 10:40pm PT
I like where he's going with this. I would gladly hand over the future to youth like this.
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Jul 10, 2013 - 10:45pm PT
hes got his brand to give back

brands are money
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Jul 10, 2013 - 10:51pm PT
Looks like it's just getting started. Not much on the website yet.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jul 10, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
He has a huge audience beyond the tiny world that is climbing. OK, Justin Bieber is larger. Ha ha! If he posts something on Twitter or Instagram, he gets gobs of comments and lovin', much of it clearly from non-climbers. He has the potential to make a positive impact. Everyone and everything starts somewhere and I'm sure it will be a learning experience (what isn't?). Good luck to him!

Eric
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 10, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
The lad carries much light. I would encourage him.
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
El Cono, on a worldwide scale he's the most recognized climber. He's had more press than any other climber to date...Hell, he was featured on 60 Minutes AND People Magazine. He transcends the sport with what he's accomplished.

If he puts his mind and name on these three efforts, it will get a ton of attention outside the world of just climbers. Hope his foundation has much success.

http://honnoldfoundation.org/category/projects/
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Jul 10, 2013 - 11:23pm PT
good thinks hes a business management expert!

would hate to think this was just gonna buy some executive the life of rielly
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 10, 2013 - 11:26pm PT
That is hella old-skool thinking there, rsin.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 10, 2013 - 11:34pm PT
Wayno, the guy climbs light.

Take that anyway you want.

I HEARD that he did this solo of the Indigo Band that was so indescribable, nobody could even find the start of the route?

He is not a bhodisattva at this stage, just a seeker like ourselves (speaking for all of us, I hope) with better skills at climbing and accepting accolades from all kinds of folks--that sort of thing goes right to my ego.

Alex embodies self-effacement, just as Chuck Pratt did.

He was fun to hear when he talked to the crowd at the Yosemite Facelift last fall.

rSin

Trad climber
calif
Jul 10, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
what do you mean wayno?!?!!?

star athletes dont end up broke and exploited and embarrassed by the business advisors they were forced to trust anymore???


does this foundations explain the seperate law firm which are monitoring its practices?
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Jul 10, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
"If he puts his mind and name on these three efforts, it will get a ton of attention outside the world of just climbers. Hope his foundation has much success."

I had to go back to the page to see what you were talking about. My browser barley sees the tab to the right to click on.

Worthy goals!
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 10, 2013 - 11:48pm PT
I'm seeing a Peter Haan portrait of the Lad, with bright light emanating from his fingertips as he grasps rock, Mouse. That's how I took it.

He seems pretty balanced for someone of his youth and notoriety. I hope he can sustain that.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jul 11, 2013 - 05:41am PT
One wonders whether being responsible for a charity might cause him to pull back on his free-soloing efforts the way being responsible for a family can.
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Jul 11, 2013 - 07:26am PT
Good on him.

Mark Sensenbach

climber
CA
Jul 11, 2013 - 07:32am PT
Very motivating! I like the simple organized approach. Very user friendly website.
I will support.
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Jul 11, 2013 - 09:00am PT
Very cool, Go Alex!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jul 11, 2013 - 09:03am PT
Go, Alex!
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