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Alex Honnold leads his mom up El Cap in a day


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edelweiss · · Seattle, WA · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 0

Inspiring trip report from Dierdre Wolownick, Honnold's mom, about their recent climb of Lurking Fear.

Like son, like mother.

https://www.climbing.com/people/el-cap-in-a-golden-day-alex-honnold-leads-his-mother-up-lurking-fear/

omcmahon · · Nashua, NH · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 280

Thanks for the link. What a cool story.


Andrew Krajnik · · Plainfield, IL · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 1,673

That is simply awesome.

alpinist 47 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 0

amazing!

Lena chita · · OH · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 806

Inspiring! And I don't use that word very often.

Morgan Patterson · · CT · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 8,759

Such a rad woman! Wicked impressive!

Old lady H · · Boise, ID · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 788

Definitely inspiring, but I sure feel like the piker I am, now!

I don't have Alex Honnold, of course, but I wouldn't be a climber at all without my son, and I wouldn't be continuing without the support of my community.

This speaks greatly to the power of climbing with a partner who really, truly believes in you.

The actual goals we set for ourselves may look modest from the outside, but can still be big challenges for each of us.

Finding and cherishing those people who bring out the best in us, and, being that person in return, is a joyous lifetime pursuit.

Best to all, Helen

wendy weiss · · boulder, co · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 10

Wow! Just wow! And she sounds like an amazing person in every way.

Scott M. McNamara · · Tucson, Arizona · Joined Aug 2006 · Points: 55

The apple did not fall far from the tree.

edelweiss · · Seattle, WA · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 0
wendy weiss wrote:

Wow! Just wow! And she sounds like an amazing person in every way.

I've often wondered what it takes to raise a son like Honnold. This is a great self-portrait of his mom. Beautifully written too. 

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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