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The strange brain of the World's greatest solo climber, Alex Honnold

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    The strange brain of the World's greatest solo climber, Alex Honnold

    Legendary rock climber Alex Honnold gets put into an MRI, and the results are surprising:

    The Strange Brain of the World’s Greatest Solo Climber


    Great read. I expect to see lots of amygdala-hacking/self-help books released in the near future.


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    This guy is legend.

    By the way not Alex but another legendary climber: Conral Anker (and Jimmy Chin) -

    Fantastic movie and highly recommended to anyone (not just climbers)

    Meru

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    it's also a psychological state. Fearlessness, all the people you see doing extreme sport have that. It is also a common trait shared with the most Violent Serial Killer, they also show fearlessness but have other traits like paranoid that makes it really bad. You should watch the video about the diagnostic it's very interesting:


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    Missed this one, haven't listened to the whole thing yet, but the "2-minute story" is pretty funny:

    Assessing Risk and Living Without a Rope – Lessons from Alex Honnold | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

    More photos from his recent El Capitan climb:

    ElCap Report 6/3/17 SPECIAL EDITION HONNOLD FREE SOLO OF ELCAP | ElCap Reports


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    Different guy, similar craziness:

    https://www.planetmountain.com/en/ne...4-minutes.html

    I took with me no rope, no harness and not a single carabiner on this 1200 m high face.
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