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Cool Stuff: Free Solo Wins Oscar for Best Documentary

The idea that a climbing film would ever win an Academy Award for Best Documentary is a concept that is—truly—too crazy, too unbelievable, too preposterous ever to believe. And yet, here we are, witnessing the husband-and-wife directors Jimmy Chin … [Read more]

Cool Stuff: Yosemiteland

When I first set foot in Yosemite National Park, I knew this was going to be an important place in my life; a place I’d return again and again and again. To a climber, Yosemite is a mecca. There is no other place in the world where you can park your … [Read more]

Cool Stuff: “Grizzly Country”

“Arm yourself with friendship … and love the earth.” —Doug Peacock. Just had a chance to check out my friend Ben Moon’s latest film “Grizzly Country,” profiling Doug Peacock, the inspiration for the character Hayduke in Edward Abbey's "The Monkey … [Read more]

Cool Stuff: The Human Element

“The Human Element” is a new documentary reporting from the front lines of the climate-change crisis, and it is directed by my good friend Jim Balog. Jim is one of the true greats of the photojournalism community. For the past 40 years, he has … [Read more]

Cool Stuff: The RunOut Podcast

With all of the traveling I do, I’m always on the hunt for good podcasts. Lucky for me, there are a ton of really great ones out there! Even the niche climbing world has many great podcasts … and for a climbing podcast, one of my new favorites is The … [Read more]

Cool Stuff: Honnold Foundation

Alex Honnold at work in Africa. Photo: Ted Hesser   We are really good at celebrating athletes who achieve incredible, new standards in sports, but we should also be good at celebrating those athletes who are not only super-talented jocks … [Read more]