Capitan Marvel

“This is the ‘moon landing’ of free soloing.” Alex Honnold just completed the world’s most dangerous rope-free ascent ever. It took him four hours to become the first person to free-climb up the side of El Capitan.

+ “Honestly even now I feel like I could go do another lap right now. I feel so amped.” NatGeo interviewed Alex Honnold shortly after the climb. (After that, he went back to his training. Seriously.)

+ “He lost his left eye while testing a surf leash prototype during the 1970s and wore an eye patch for the rest of his life. With a thick beard and a slew of swashbuckling proclivities (including stints as a long shore fisherman and a biplane pilot), he literally became the face of his products.” Outside: Wetsuit pioneer, ‘affable pirate,’ and surf industry legend Jack O’Neill died on Friday.

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