How Honnold Climbed a 3,000-Foot Cliff Without Ropes: TED Talk

“I looked like a lost hiker that was too close to the edge.” Alex Honnold’s TED Talk has some pretty funny moments!

TED Talks give thoughtful stories a worldly stage. This one, presented by Honnold, tells the story of his free solo up Yosemite’s El Capitan.

While we all may know the story of his free solo, what’s interesting is Honnold’s audience. Watch as he tells the incredible story to a group of non-climbers, complete with many jokes, and his death-defying (and then hilarious) free solo up Yosemite’s Half Dome.