Alex Honnold, free-solo climbs El Capitan!

By June 4, 2017 No Comments

I am continually astounded and inspired by those who drive themselves to overcome the challenges they face in life. Both those they encounter as they walk their daily path and especially those they create for their own personal growth. Expanding a comfort zone – moves the impossible into the realm of the possible. Here’s an excerpt from the article in the Guardian.

“Describing his preparations, Honnold said he had expanded his “comfort zone” until he was ready to commit to the route.

“Years ago, when I first mentally mapped out what it would mean to free solo Freerider, there were half a dozen of pitches where I was like: ‘Oh, that’s a scary move and that’s a really scary sequence, and that little slab, and that traverse,’” Honnold told National Geographic.

“There were so many little sections where I thought ‘Ugh – cringe.’ But in the years since, I’ve pushed my comfort zone and made it bigger and bigger until these objectives that seemed totally crazy eventually fell within the realm of the possible.”

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