That hold just doesn’t do it for me anymore. Last night, 60 Minutes provided some insane footage of Alex Honnold free soloing the North face of Sentinel in Yosemite. But we were more than a little bit distracted by some of the weirdness of the program: Besides the breathless Lara Logan, eagerly anticipating every slip in Honnold’s wet shoes, and John Long, creamin’ in his jeans over the whole deal — the Viagra sponsorship. What was up with that? ”60 Minutes Overtime” — get it?! Overtime….
Read more about Alex Honnold’s, ahem, hair-raising exploits over at Outside
This dude got his thumb snared in his equipment, fell, and sliced it off. The thumb, sans climber, landed on a ledge by his partner, who picked it up and brought it with. Surgeons reattached it later at the hospital.
You must be 4 feet tall to climb this mountain: Stella Noble is skilled as a mountain climber and as a sport climber, embodying a trend in both worlds—younger climbers making big ascents. (See @adnroy’s The Science of Young Crushers and Bruce Barcott’s Into Teen Air.)