/ NEWS: Fri Night Vid: Alex Honnold Soloing & More
But we've also thrown in a pretty fun clip of a huge rope swing that has been going viral this last week. It looks like quite a laugh... plus a great video of skiing in Kashmir too!
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Wow thanks ukc. With these Friday night vids you are really treating us.
Could you not have given us one of these last week?
The second video seems a bit out of place... The other two are, as always, inspiring.
Yes, agreed, don't like it at all. That arch ain't called Delicate Arch for nothing (and yes I do know that isn't actually DA in the video).
Great stuff, Alex is a beast!
Don't get me wrong I do really like that swing video and it has got me a bit inspired but only last week Petzl posted that video on their Facebook page as an example of poor and dangerous rigging!
Obviously Alex Honnold is a remarkable soloist, but Jimmy Chin's description of him as "undoubtedly the greatest free soloist that ever lived" is a touch melodramatic. It does a disservice to several others, not least of all Hansjörg Auer, whose free solo of Via Attraverso il Pesce on Marmolada is, for me, the most impressive rock solo I've ever heard of.
Always good to see Honnold in action.
Yes, very irritating people.
Couldn't agree more. It left me thinking "damn I need to go a buy a lucazade sport".
Before slagging off the rope swing vid too much, check out the comments on Petzl's facebook post.
One of they guys who was involved has explained very clearly and in a lot of detail how safe it was- only the video is putting forward the danger element.
Looks like a hell of a lot of fun to me.
Ditto on Chin's comment. Alex is way into the next level, for sure, but how is that different than what others have done when the standards were lower. Bachar, Croft, Barber... work your way back. He's amazing though. No doubt.
Showing your age Ged ;)
P.S. Yes you do know me, before you get angry!
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