Artist of the Week: Alex Honnold

Not our typical AOW, Alex’s craft consists of mastering both mind and body to be the first person to climb Yosemite’s El Capitan alone and without a rope. His preparation, focus and tenacity are something to behold. He left nothing to chance in his climb, except of course, the risk of being tethered to . . . nothing. He was able to block out all distractions including fear, nervousness and doubt to accomplish his goal. Free Solo captures the nail-biting beauty of his journey perfectly. A must-see.