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couchmaster

climber
pdx
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 24, 2013 - 09:23pm PT
Did not see this earthbreaking news posted. Hit it out of the park Alex.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/nat-geo-air-alex-honnolds-591168


"Famed free solo climber Alex Honnold will scale one of the tallest buildings in the world for a global TV event this fall.

the cable network is set to document Alex Honnold's latest climb in real time. The two-hour fall event, Live Climb With Alex Honnold, will feature the 27-year-old as he attempts to be the first to scale one of the tallest buildings in the world. (For safety reasons, the identity of the building will remain under wraps until closer to the climb..."


It makes you wonder, how many children will be inspired and want to duplicate this feat. And don't you also wonder if they have permission from the building owners? If they do, what kind of liability issue is that? If they don't have permission, what if the cops show half way in.

Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 24, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2189141&msg=2189498#msg2189498
crankster

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Jul 24, 2013 - 10:20pm PT
Zzzzzzzzz
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 24, 2013 - 10:23pm PT
Exactly three. Children.

He's not their role model, he's ours, dammit!
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Jul 24, 2013 - 10:28pm PT
I certainly hope that this building isn't simply too tall to climb!
jgill

Boulder climber
Colorado
Jul 24, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
It makes you wonder, how many children will be inspired and want to duplicate this feat

They should conclude the show with the video of that idiot in Canada falling out of the stretch chimney.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jul 24, 2013 - 11:45pm PT
^^^^ I know, right???

DMT
mwatsonphoto

Trad climber
los angeles, ca
Jul 24, 2013 - 11:59pm PT
Seems part speculation but here ya go:

http://taiwanrocks.net/alex-honnold-rumored-to-scale-taipei-101/
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 25, 2013 - 12:36am PT
"The two-hour fall event",

That doesn't sound good.
Must be a really really tall building.
weezy

climber
Jul 25, 2013 - 02:13am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh2sWSVRrmo
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Jul 25, 2013 - 02:18am PT
I'll call it now... something in Dubai. Or Hong Kong. No Euro countries would be up for allowing this.

Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 25, 2013 - 02:26am PT
Go Alex. Go Alex.

Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Jul 25, 2013 - 09:31am PT
from the website:
Because of safety concerns, the decision hasnt been 100% confirmed, and Alex has been asked to wear a parachute for backup,


So I guess Potter isn't the only one doing FreeBASE climbs anymore.

crankster

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Jul 25, 2013 - 09:59am PT
Stunts...zzzzzzzzzz
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jul 25, 2013 - 10:55am PT
He's got nothing on Russian kids these days.

pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jul 25, 2013 - 11:18am PT
Maybe he can start leading clients up the tallest buildings? Thin the herd on Everest?

While I would enjoy being a part of the camera rigging for this stunt, it's just another method of getting the masses to stare into the glowing box for two hours of their lives.

The kids making money, good for him. He's also mainstream.

Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA/Joshua Tree
Nov 12, 2013 - 11:37pm PT
Well, it's settled. Taipei 101 in 2014 it is. On NatGeo TV live.

http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/climbing/Alex-Honnold-Climbing-Disrupters.html
WBraun

climber
Nov 12, 2013 - 11:41pm PT
Whatever happened to Alain Robert?

He does this stuff all the time.

I bet Alain Robert is bummed .....
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Nov 12, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
At least he got this flattering photo out of the deal ...
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 12, 2013 - 11:56pm PT
What a horrible, misinformed article!


Edit- & the photo????!? WTF!!?!?! Hahahaha
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