If you didn’t see the story of Sacramento’s Alex Honnold on 60 Minutes last Sunday, please to spend 13 or so minutes watching it here. Alex is a free solo climber (he climbs tall, dangerous things, without a rope), and apparently does not have a fear of heights. I get the chills just watching the video.
Not much more to say here, other than “amazing.” Of course story commenter “Ray_St” would disagree.
Sorry but this guy isn’t “amazing.” Perhaps amazingly foolish and naive. It’s reminiscent of Timothy Treadwell, another guy lacking respect for Mother Nature, whose stunt-of-choice was to frolic with bears until he was finally consumed by one. RIP Alex.
I stand behind my theory that when people begin a statement with the word “Sorry,” they very rarely are.
4 thoughts on “60 Minutes airs story of local climber”
If you start your statement with any of the following phrases, you probably mean the opposite:
Sorry, but… = I’m going to say something offensive, but…
No offense, but… = Please be offended by this…
I might be wrong, but… = You are stupid…
I’m not racist, but… = I’m at least a little bit racist…
I might be wrong, but that Alex Honnold is some amazing climber.
That is the scariest shit I have ever seen.
Anonymous commenters suck