We are Alex Honnold (professional climber), Chai Vasarhelyi (filmmaker and director), and Jimmy Chin (professional climber and director) here to talk about our movie, Free Solo—Ask Us Anything!
EDIT: Thank you all for your questions! We had a lot of fun answering them.
My name is Alex Honnold and I’m a professional adventure rock climber. Last year I became the only person to have free-soloed El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
My name is Chai Vasarhelyi and I’m an award-winning filmmaker whose films as a director include: Meru (2015), Incorruptible (2015), Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love (2008), A Normal Life (2003), and Touba (2013). And my name is Jimmy Chin and I’m a professional climber, skier, mountaineer, 18-year member of The North Face Athlete Team and National Geographic Explorer.
We both co-directed and produced Free Solo, an intimate, unflinching portrait of rock climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares for and then achieves his lifelong dream: to climb the face of Yosemite’s El Capitan … without a rope.
Watch the trailer for Free Solo here: https://on.natgeo.com/2Pcyn52