Ok, sorry, that was an insensitive topic, but in all honesty, I meant the question.
After watching the triple crown teaser I couldn't help but realize the possibility of my question becoming reality. All due respect to Alex, he is a bad ass in my book, and I look forward to watching his career, I don't think he should stop, nor do I think anyone should be allowed to tell him what to do, but it seems likely that Peter Mortimer might actually be the one to watch it through his lens if it happens.
We have lost so many great free soloists, but that was in an error when soloists were not doing it for the Camera. If you were lucky to snap a photo, good for you, but soloist used to just solo, (Alone)
Seems as though the odds of seeing more stuff on camera is inevitable. With the onset of GoPro's, Social Media, Sponsorships, etc, it seems everyone and their mother is making movies or is a movie production company these days.
Cameras are everywhere and we are starting to see it all, From Avalanche burials through a first hand head cam to this recent find of Russian Base jumping gone bad.
No, I doubt it will be Honnold. Instead, it will be some gumby trying to immitate Honnold, as we've already seen a handful of "retard falls XX feet while free soloing" videos recently.
Also, for every free solo that Honnold does on video, I bet there at plenty more that he does off camera. I don't think he does it for the camera...free soloing at that level is something that has to just be a part of your core.
By Stich From Colorado Springs, Colorado Jul 5, 2012
Translated Russian story:
"March 8 Konakovo district of Tver region resident of Tomsk jumping with a parachute. In a terrible accident, he did not open, the young man fell to the ground from a great height.
The tragedy occurred on a holiday. 28-year-old Ivan decided to try out new experiences and a parachute jump. For this purpose, he chose to support the power line near the village of Glinka Konakovo district, TIA reported in the press service of the Office of Emergency of Russia in the Tver region. Jump extreme sportsman made, but the parachute did not open. Man fell from a height of 150 meters, he was taken to the city Konakovo CRH in a very serious condition.
How to tell the doctors, now a young man is in intensive care unit, he was conscious, but his condition is serious. From the hit man has received numerous injuries: concussion and brain contusion, fracture of the pelvis, spinal injury, contusion of the lung, gemopnevmotoraks (presence of air and blood in the pleural cavity)."
By mitchy From nunya gotdamn business. Jul 5, 2012
DAMN, after i gave myself the once over to determine i was ACTUALLY ok, I would have PUNCHED the belayer in the effing face for dropping me like that. That should teach someone not to let go of the break hand. I'm the MAN you're the HAND don't eff it up. Then i woulda lit up a doobie and thanked god i was ALIVE.
I think it is bad juju to even bring up such a subject about Alex. He is gifted far and above as a climber. Let us enjoy the example he sets, not paint a what if this or that type bs. Life is too short. I too am way more worried about the wannabe solo dogs.