Climbing on CBS's 60 Minutes
Sacramento native and long time Pipeworks climber, Alex Honnold was recently featured on 60 Minutes with Lara Logan. The show filmed Alex, a renown free soloist, climbing the Choinard-Herbert on Yosemite's Sentinel route with no rope. The 5.11 route proved to be little challenge for Alex "No Big Deal" Honnold.
Honnold at the top of the Sentinel after his ascent.
CBS posted the video online of Alex's climb.
The crew made a behind the scenes video
. Of particular note, Touchstone blogger James Lucas worked as a production assistant on the film, carrying enormous loads of gear to the summit of Sentinel and "pretty much dragging Alex to the top of the climb."
60 Minutes Interviewer Lara Logan in El Portal
Additionally, CBS did an interview with the quirky Honnold. Check out the short here.
Lara Logan asked Honnold a number of great questions. Check out the wild footage online.
Labels: 60 Minutes, Alex Honnold, James Lucas