The North Face Explorer, social philanthropist and activist, Alex Honnold, is known for his free solo style of climbing which has brought him and the sport into the spotlight in the recent years. But his sports career and life are more than just athletic feats or historical records. Alex is an inspiration and a role model and a public speaker who brings up the importance of reflecting towards many social and environmental problems that we are facing in this modern world.
Through the Honnold Foundation, he donates a third of his income into bringing sustainable solar energy to communities that need it the most while spending big part of his time living in his van, climbing and being a voice for environmental issues across the globe. Powered by a plant based diet and a humbling attitude, Alex the athlete, knows how preparation and mental focus are the key factors to diminish the risks he is accepting to take in a calculated manner. After a back injury in 2016, Alex came to China on a climbing trip with Felipe Camargo and Jimmy Chin which he managed to salvage. the clinic was there to support him and speed up the quality of his recovery and we feel extremely proud to be able to witness how the work of a lifetime has been portrayed in the movie FREE SOLO.
”It is what it is, and it is pretty good” - Alex Honnold