What free solo climber died?

Asked By: Fatou Wittmers | Last Updated: 2nd June, 2020
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Andrew Barnes died (12 June 2015; age 46) falling 50 ft (15 m) free solo climbing in New York's Shawangunk Mountains.

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Also asked, which free solo climber died recently?

Honnold praised Mr. Gobright's “insanely strong fingers” and said the climbing world had “lost a true light.”

Also Know, does Alex die on free solo? He did die free-soloing, but “with extenuating circumstances. He'd been in this car accident and had nerve damage. He died soloing on something quite easy.”

In this manner, is the free solo climber still alive?

Alexander Honnold (born August 17, 1985) is an American rock climber best known for his free solo ascents of big walls.

How many free climbers die each year?

There were 108 climbing accidents. The accident incidence was 2.5 accidents per 1000 climbers per year, or 5.6 accidents per 10000 climber-hours. There were 23 fatal accidents and 25 fatalities.

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Did Alex Honnold marry Sanni?

Rock climber Alex Honnold, known for his free solo ascents—aka climbing without ropes, harnesses or any other equipment—had a pretty memorable 2019. Honnold proposed to his girlfriend Sanni McCandless on Christmas, announcing the news on Instagram the very same day. "@sannimccandless agreed to marry me.

Are Alex Honnold and Sanni McCandless still together?

Alex Honnold and Sanni McCandless announced their engagement on 26 December 2019. Alex and Sanni seem to be making the best of their relationship and are in sync with what they want with their lives.

How much is Alex Honnold worth?

Honnold is almost certainly the highest-earning rock climber on the planet, and puts his net worth at around $2 million. He's previously joked he makes about as much as a "moderately successful orthodontist."

Has anyone died Free Climbing El Capitan?


Andrew Barnes died (12 June 2015; age 46) falling 50 ft (15 m) free solo climbing in New York's Shawangunk Mountains.

What climber died today?

Brad Gobright, renowned US rock climber, dies after fall in Mexico. One of the world's most renowned rock climbers, the American Brad Gobright, has died after falling off a mountain in Mexico.

What mountain climber died recently?

(CNN) American rock climber Brad Gobright has died after a fall in northern Mexico. The incident happened Wednesday at Sendero Luminoso in El Potrero Chico, the nation's civil protection agency said.

Does Alex the climber die?

A world-renowned American free solo climber has died attempting to descend the side of a cliff face. Brad Gobright, 31, fell around 300m (1,000ft) to his death in El Potrero Chico in northern Mexico.

Who is Alex Honnold's girlfriend?


If there's one couple who knows what it's like to be coupled-up with a serious athlete, it's world-class rock climber Alex Honnold and his girlfriend Cassandra "Sanni" McCandless.

How many have died climbing El Capitan?

According to Climbing.com, 25 people have died on El Capitan, while more than 100 climbing-related accidents happen in Yosemite each year, according to the US National Park Service. More than four million people visit the park each year.

Did Alex Honnold climb the dawn wall?

On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson completed the first free climb of the Dawn Wall after 19 days, one of the hardest climbs in the world. On June 3, 2017, Alex Honnold completed the first free solo climb of El Capitan, without protective equipment.

How old is Alex Honnold?

34 years (August 17, 1985)

What route did Alex Honnold take?


His latest achievement is the first free solo ascent of El Capitan, via the uber classic Freerider route. Today, National Geographic broke the story that Alex Honnold, the best free soloist in the world, climbed El Capitan via Freerider (5.12d), without ropes.

Is Alex Honnold vegan?

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He's mostly known for big, death-defying wall climbs. In an attempt to shrink the shoe size of his ecological footprint, Honnold sticks to a vegetarian diet that mostly eschews dairy, with the exception of the odd mac and cheese.