Black Diamond athlete Alex Honnold lives in his van. Sometimes down by the river, sometimes not. Last summer 2010 he and his van spent a considerable amount of time enjoying the granite sweetness of Squamish, British Columbia. Here is a video that Alex's fellow BD athlete Cedar Wright put together, which does an excellent job of developing Alex's dry, self-deprecating humor and his philosophies on climbing, life, and caloric intake.
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Alex Honnold and Uli Steck speed climbing The Nose 5.20.10
This is a training run up The Nose route on El Capitan in preparation for a attempt to break the speed climbing record. The current record is 2:37:05 set on 10/8/09 by Hans Florine and YUJI HIRAYAMA'S.
This whole project has been an amazing experience. The two of us became friends through Vimeo and explored a shared interest in timelapsing Yosemite National Park over an extended period of time. We'd like to expand this idea to other locations and would appreciate any suggestions for a future project.
Our hearts go out to the families of Markus Praxmarer who lost his life while climbing Half Dome on September 19th, 2011 and Ranger Ryan Hiller, who was crushed by a tree January 22nd 2012. They will be missed. (A photo of Ranger Ryan Hiller can be found to the right, above the statistics counter)
A video from my second trip to Yosemite.
Music is a short orchestral piece I was kind of experimenting with, I don't really know what I'm doing when it comes to orchestrating.
Read an interview about me and the making of this film in The Atlantic: http://t.co/DeLuCdTj
Take a journey through the wilderness in the heart of the American Southwest - Eastern Sierras, Grand Canyon, Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons, Rattlesnake Canyon, Vermillion Cliffs, North Coyote Buttes, the Wave, Yosemite National Park, Monument Valley, Grand Staircase Escalante and the December 2011 Lunar Eclipse.
Film by Henry Jun Wah Lee, Evosia Studios
Music is One Must Believe by Justin R. Durban, justindurban.com. Used with permission.
Motion / Timelapse gear from Kessler Crane. kesslercrane.com. Thanks Eric and Chris, for all your help and assistance.
Shot in 1080p and 4K. 1080p version will be uploaded later.
No special effects. No composites. No CGI. Just the beauty of nature captured through the lens of the camera. :)