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How does Alex Honnold face fear at the edge of a mountain? | ReThinking with Adam Grant

Metaphysical Milkshake with Rainn & Reza

Today, we’re sharing an episode of ReThinking, a podcast from the TED Audio Collective. In this episode, Free Solo climber Alex Honnold sits down with organizational psychologist Adam Grant to talk about regulating emotions when you’re hanging off the edge of a cliff, what still scares him, and how he stays motivated. If you’d like to hear more from leading thinkers and creators, follow ReThinking wherever you get your podcasts. Each week, Adam dives into the minds of interesting people to learn the unique ways they think and find practices we can all apply in our daily lives to live a little better. This season, the show features guests like bestselling author Celeste Ng, entrepreneur Mark Cuban, and Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon.  Listen: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0uFXKiNiC05GOrjE9AXnkn?si=dbd250ed61104c47 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rethinking/id1554567118See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43mins

27 Oct 2022

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Facing Fear with Alex Honnold | ReThinking with Adam Grant

Climbing Gold

How can you turn your fear into excitement? Today, we’re sharing an episode of Re:Thinking with Adam Grant, a podcast from the TED Audio Collective. In this episode, Alex sits down with Adam to talk about regulating emotions when you’re hanging off the edge of a cliff, what still scares him, and how he stays motivated to pursue ambitious goals. If you’d like to hear more from leading thinkers and creators, follow ReThinking wherever you get your podcasts. Each week, Adam dives into the minds of interesting people to learn the unique ways they think and find practices we can all apply in our daily lives to live a little better. This season, the show features guests like bestselling author Celeste Ng, entrepreneur Mark Cuban, and Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon. 

43mins

18 Oct 2022

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Magnus Midtbø’s Nerve Wracking Solo with Alex Honnold + The Evolution of Climbing Media

First Ascent Podcast

Magnus Mitdbø recently shared a video where he free solo-ed for the first time -  seemingly against his better judgment - with Alex Honnold. Jay and Lee share their thoughts on why the video, and ones like it, set a dangerous precedent when it comes to climbing safety. Plus, listen to these two aging climbers do a shallow dive on how much climbing media has changed since they were coming up in the pre-internet era.  Youtube: “Magnus Midtbø: Climbing with Alex Honnold **Insane Experience**” https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Cyya23MPoAI&feature=emb_title Follow along with First Ascent on Instagram at  @firstascentpod. Jay and Lee can be found at  @jayknower and @xxleeweexx Check out our sister podcast, Brand New Information!

40mins

20 Jul 2022

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#050 Alex Honnold & Dr Bruce Means: “Explorer: The Last Tepui” - a crazy mission to explore islands in the sky with one of the boldest climbers in the world

Live Wide Awake - Sustainability & Conscious Leadership

It’s episode 50! A special episode for today - I got to speak with one of the most recognised and followed rock climbers in the world, Alex Honnold (you may have seen the wild documentary about him called Free Solo), alongside Dr Bruce Means, a biologist specialising in herpetology and a National Geographic Explorer. This was a really special conversation about a new National Geographic documentary, airing on Disney+, both Alex and Bruce star in, called “Explorer: The Last Tepui”. It’s time to live wide awake. Watch the film: Disney+: https://disneyplusoriginals.disney.com/movie/explorer-the-last-tepui Stay connected with Alex: Website: https://www.honnoldfoundation.org/ Social media: https://www.instagram.com/alexhonnold/ | https://twitter.com/AlexHonnold Stay connected with Bruce: Website: https://www.coastalplains.org/ Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/d-bruce-means-17baa411/ Stay connected & support the show Instagram: http://instagram.com/livewideawake  Support: If you enjoyed the show do consider making a contribution so we can keep having conscious conversations - https://www.patreon.com/livewideawake Reach out: hola@stephldickson.com

23mins

11 May 2022

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The Future of Visual Storytelling in Sports: With Guests Alex Honnold and Jon Griffith

Boz To The Future

In Episode 9 of Boz To The Future, Meta CTO Andrew “Boz” Bosworth speaks with photographer, filmmaker, and alpinist Jonathan Griffith and professional adventure rock climber Alex Honnold about virtual reality documentary Alex Honnold: The Soloist VR.They discuss how immersive media like VR can advance unique sports narratives. They also talk about how advances in media technology have also expanded access to extreme sports, giving people an unprecedented view of elite sports that require tremendous skill, practice, and talent. While historically these challenging adventures have been exclusive to a small subset of athletes, VR lets anyone with a headset take a proverbial walk on the wild side.For more on the series, visit facebook.com/boztothefuturepod. For feedback and suggestions, drop Boz a message @boztank on Instagram or Twitter

50mins

9 May 2022

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Ep83: Alex Honnold "Free Solar"

Cleaning Up. Leadership in an age of climate change.

Alex Honnold is one of the world’s best rock climbers, famous for his free solo ascents of big walls, including his 2017 first free solo of El Capitan in Yosemite. Alex began studies in engineering at the University of California-Berkeley but dropped out to pursue his passion for climbing, living out of his van. He first attracted attention within the climbing community in 2008 when he became the first climber to free solo Half Dome in Yosemite. In 2012 he established the speed record for the Yosemite Triple Crown, climbing three big walls in under 19 hours. With Hans Florine, Alex climbed the popular Nose of El Capitan, a nearly 3,000-foot granite wall, in a record time of two hours 23 minutes and 51 seconds – a feat National Geographic described as perhaps " the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport." Alex has been profiled by 60 minutes and the New York Times, appeared on the cover of National Geographic and starred in numerous adventure films. In 2015, together with professional climbing writer David Roberts, he authored Alone on the Wall, the story of seven of his greatest climbing feats up to that year. In 2012 Alex founded the Honnold Foundation to provide solar power to some of the disadvantaged communities he was coming across in his climbing career. In 2021 the Foundation supported 44 communities across 17 countries with its brand of community-centered innovation catalyzed by solar energy. Further reading: Free Solo - trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urRVZ4SW7WU Free Solo – websitehttps://films.nationalgeographic.com/free-solo The Ascent of Alex Honnold – CBS special report with Lara Loganhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR1jwwagtaQEduro Corner – the most exposed move of Alex’s Free Solo climb of El Capitanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blfR33DUqsgHonnold Foundationhttps://www.honnoldfoundation.org/ Project Bohttps://www.projectbo.org/ Project Bo - lessons learnedhttps://www.liebreich.com/project-bo-saving-lives-in-sierra-leone-with-solar-batteries-and-twitter/

1hr 3mins

13 Apr 2022

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Alex Honnold

The Struggle Climbing Show

Elite climber Alex Honnold shares his struggles and breakthroughs in Training, Nutrition, Tactics, and Mental Game.  - Alex Honnold is the biggest name in rock climbing and has tackled some of the sport's biggest climbs. He's the only human to free solo El Cap, a feat that is just mind boggling. He holds the El Cap speed record of the The Nose with his bromance Tommy Caldwell, with whom he’s completed numerous envelope-pushing adventures such as the Fitz Traverse, the Yosemite Triple Crown, and the CDUL. He is so skilled, controlled, and dominant on big walls and heady climbs, one wonders if he even knows what struggle is. Well you’re about to find out. Beyond climbing, Alex is the founder of the Honnold Foundation, whose mission is to support solar energy for a more equitable world. Alex shares the non-profit’s humble beginnings, where its heading, and why we should embrace solar now. - CHAPTERS: Struggle: 0:03:58 Training: 0:5:03 Nutrition: 0:13:19 Tactics: 0:16:28 Mental Game: 0:21:53 Purpose: 0:28:44 What's Next: 39:27 Takeaways: 0:43:45 - This season is supported by PhysiVantage, the official climbing-nutrition sponsor of The Struggle. Visit www.physivantage.com/discount/STRUGGLE15 to receive 15% off your full priced nutrition order.  - The Struggle is carbon-neutral in partnership with The Honnold Foundation, whose mission is to promote solar energy for a more equitable world.  - Want to be a podcast hero and score yourself some rad limited edition swag? Support the show and the climbers who make it by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/thestruggleclimbingshow - Follow along on Instagram @thestruggleclimbingshow and @alexhonnold - Please rate and review the show -- it really helps us to reach a wider audience! If you'd like to score yourself a free sticker (and obvs you do), rate/review the show and snap a pic of that, then post to IG and tag @thestruggleclimbing show so that we can find you, and we'll send you a sticker just because you're rad. - Let's climb hard and do good things in the world!

47mins

13 Apr 2022

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Alex Honnold

First Things First

Alex Honnold is a rock climber best known for his ropeless ascents of the world’s most forbidding rock walls. You might recognize him from the 2018 documentary Free Solo, which awed viewers with his forethought, tenacity, and focus. These qualities drove him to the top of his sport and now underpin the Honnold Foundation, his nonprofit devoted to promoting solar energy for a more equitable world. In this episode of First Things First, we talk about designing your life to achieve your goals, maximizing your impact, and the importance of “delicious” ideas to inspire change.   First Things First is produced as part of Frontier Media. Learn more at www.frontier.is Host: Paddy Harrington Producer and Editor: Max Cotter and Heather Ngo Frontier Media Director: Brian Sholis This episode features an edited version of “Go the Distance” by The Sound Room. The original can be found at https://stockmusic.net/royalty-free-music/track/go-distance/TRA-MAS1441 This episode features an edited version of “Dreaming Floating” by The Sound Room. The original can be found at https://stockmusic.net/royalty-free-music/track/dreaming-floating/TRA-MAS0199 This episode features an edited version of “Humble Pie” by Podington Bear from the album “Uplifting.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Uplifting/Humble_Pie This episode features an edited version of “Triumph” by Jon Luc Hefferman from the album “Production Music.” The original can be found at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jon_Luc_Hefferman/20170730112628821/Triumph This episode features an edited version of “Lorca” by Thorn1 from the album “The Leave of Leaves.” It was sourced from the Free Music Archive. The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Thorn1/The_Leave_of_Leaves/02_-_Thorn1_-_Lorca This episode features an edited version of “Bumble” by Podington Bear from the album “Daydream.” The original can be found at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Daydream/Bumble_1908 This episode features an edited version of “Vittoro” by Blue Dot Sessions from the album “Aeronaut.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Aeronaut/Vittoro_1103 This episode features an edited version of “Upbeat” by Jon Luc Hefferman from the album “Production Music.” The original can be found at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jon_Luc_Hefferman/20170730112628821/Upbeat

23mins

4 Mar 2022

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Alex Honnold

Danica Patrick Pretty Intense Podcast

Alex Honnold is a professional rock climber whose audacious free-solo ascents of America’s biggest cliffs have made him one of the most recognized and followed climbers in the world. A gifted but hard-working athlete, Honnold is distinguished for his uncanny ability to control his fear while scaling cliffs of dizzyingly heights without a rope to protect him if he falls. His humble, self-effacing attitude toward such extreme risk has earned him the nickname Alex “No Big Deal” Honnold. This Sacramento, California-native’s most celebrated achievements include the first and only free-solos of the Moonlight Buttress (5.12d, 1,200 feet) in Zion National Park, Utah, and the Northwest Face (5.12a) of Half Dome (2,200 feet), Yosemite, California. In 2012 he achieved Yosemite’s first “Triple Solo”: climbing, in succession, the National Park’s three largest faces—Mt. Watkins, Half Dome and El Capitan—alone, and in under 24 hours. In 2017 Alex completed the first and only free-solo of El Capitan’s “Freerider” route (5.13a, 3,000 feet), a historic accomplishment which has been hailed by many as one of the greatest sporting achievements of our time. The story of this feat was told in the Academy Award winning documentary, FREE SOLO. Whether climbing with a rope or without, Honnold believes climbing is a fantastic vehicle for adventure, an opportunity to seek out those high-test moments with uncertain outcomes in which you’re forced to push through to survive. Though Honnold often downplays his achievements, his rope-less climbs have attracted the attention of a broad and stunned audience. He has been profiled by 60 Minutes and the New York Times, featured on the cover of National Geographic, appeared in international television commercials and starred in numerous adventure films including the Emmy-nominated “Alone on the Wall.” He is the founder of the Honnold Foundation, an environmental non-profit.

1hr 20mins

3 Feb 2022

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Hazel talks to Alex Honnold

The Curious Climber Podcast: Chatting with Hazel and Mina

Hazel chats to Alex H-bomb Honnold about his current life as a father to be, his environmental foundation the Honnold Foundation, affective altruism and also a bit about climbing!  This podcast was edited by Steven Dimmit of the Nugget Climbing podcast. If you would like to help us keep the podcast going you can donate here or if you also enjoy his podcast the best way to support both podcasts is to become a Patreon of The Climbing Nugget podcast.  As always, thanks for listening and happy climbing! 

1hr 11mins

22 Jan 2022

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