Ever since Honnold climbed up that wall with no rope, won an Oscar, and showed the world how it makes his girlfriend feel, he seems to have struck a chord with the general public that not many outdoor athletes typically can. People want to know: what makes Alex Honnold tick? Why would you risk your life for a rock climb?
Most people don’t get the chance to chat with Honnold, so they fire him a DM or a mention on Twitter. Lucky for us, Wired sat him down and forced him to answer these questions. From what happens when you sneeze on the wall, to the important stuff, Honnold answers the important questions in this awesome series—check it out below. —ML