Alex Honnold and the science of risk

Inside the brain of someone who likes to dangle from cliffs!

Stars Insider

24/12/20 | StarsInsider


Free solo climbing is considered one of the most dangerous sports in the world. Alex Honnold is the legend who brought free solo into the mainstream with his unbelievable, history-making ascents. Just watching videos of him climbing is enough to make the average person feel sick and dizzy, so how does he do it? Not only has he smashed our beliefs about the limitations of the human body,  he's also expanding the boundaries of the human mind. When researchers took a look inside his brain to see what makes him different, the results were certainly interesting. Click through this gallery for the full story.

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