Live Climb With Alex Honnold (1 x 120′) – A live broadcast of acclaimed rock climbing superstar Alex Honnold’s attempt to scale one of the tallest buildings in the world.
Having redefined what is possible in rock climbing, Honnold brings his daring free soloing skills to a completely new realm, with an audacious plan to be the first person to climb one of the tallest buildings in the world (for safety reasons, the building will remain confidential until closer to the climb).
His remarkable climb will be shown in real time, with a team of expert vertical cameramen hanging in position at various points along the side of the building to film him up close as he scales the soaring tower of glass and steel, capturing every moment of drama along the way.
Honnold is considered the greatest free solo climber on the planet, climbing massive rock walls without a rope and with zero chance of survival if he falls. The unassuming 27-year-old garnered international fame for his 2008 free solo ascent of Half Dome — a sheer 2,000-foot granite face in Yosemite National Park. Since then, his climbs have steadily increased in difficulty and scope, putting him in an elite class of modern day adventurers.
The live event will be filled out with pre-recorded segments and interviews that tell the amazing story of Alex Honnold’s life, traveling the world and accomplishing his daring feats; delve into the brain science behind Honnold’s unique ability to keep his cool in the face of danger; and follow his preparations for the wildest building climb ever attempted.
Channel: National Geographic Channel
Producer: Sender Films
TX: Fall 2013