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Here Alex honnold is 2600 feets above the Yosemite valley floor.
trying to hold himself up a slippery granite wall of Sentinel
He is so high, he dispeared into the mountain.
Alex move seamless across a section of flicky unstable rock
pausing to dry a sweety hand in a bag of chalk
there is nothing but him, the wall, and the wind
He is up here without ropes, or a safety hangers
All he has is a pair of rubber climber shoes
this is what climbers called free soloing
and it's so dangerous, that less than one percent of people who climb attempted
Do you feel adrenal at all
there is no adrenal rush
If I got to rush, that means something is gone horribly wrong.
because the whole thing should be pretty slow, and control, and light
I mean it's mellow
Does the challenge appeal to you?
Yeah, pretty sure, being able to, like always being alble to push yourself,
like always have something big to do, or harder to do,
anytime you finish a climb, there is always next thing you can try.
无论什么时候完成了一次攀登，总会有另外一个你可以尝试的事情。 (CG教学翻译网听译培训学员 周晋 听译作品(严红校) www.gbstuff.com)
this is alex in the film <<Alone on the wall>>
He's done more than 1000 free solo climbs
but none was tougher than this one.
Here he is, just a speck on north-west face of half dome
you can barely make out on the Yosemite vally floor below as he pause to rest
He is the only person know has free solo the north-west face of half dome.
what do you consider Alex's great achivement today
But he is still alive, if we look at the past
People have made real, have soloing, you know, at least half were dead
in the seventies, John Long was one of the best rock climbers in the world
today he is an elder statesman in the climbing community
it's indescribable, but it's like to be up real high
because, you know, you can get some idea just by walk on the edge of a cliff, edge of a building
and you body has, you have a visual sort of effect,
you can dial it off the brain, but not all the way off
or you will lose your stomach.yeah
and the real challenge about climb about a rope is, the fact is that feeling can come up for full board in split second
and you have to control that, yeah, you gonna have dial that one back really quickly
or else, your dail fail, you will not gonna be able to breathe