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  • I you know, I started climbing when I was younger.

  • I I was peeing in my pants.

  • I was afraid of high.

  • I had only one thing.

  • You know, Actually, I I did start climbing because my when I was a little boy, I dreamt to be courageous.

  • I was afraid of everything.

  • Afraid of everything, even heights, Ohio.

  • I was terrified about height.

  • So my first experience was in my parent's car.

  • We were going to Leo and my dad, you know, we're going to to lose.

  • And my dad decided to quit the highway and to catch shot to the mountains.

  • And I was inside the car, and I was completely terrified just to be in a car.

  • I just thought that the car was going to fall any time on the car was going to be followed by the precipice, and I was gonna die.

  • So, you know, imagine.

  • Imagine the gigantic step in between peeing in the pence in the car on becoming a climber.

  • So I became a climber.

  • Quite good.

  • And then you're in 1982.

  • I destroyed everything, right?

  • And then you came back from those injuries and then started taking big risks again.

  • That was the revenge from my life.

  • Revenge?

  • Are you going up there in anger when you're climbing?

  • No.

  • Because then, you know.

  • And I was competing alone.

  • I was with myself just alone up there.

  • Oh, yeah.

  • There was no YouTube.

  • No, no, if you will.

  • Off course.

  • I am having people who did witness the biggest thing I did.

  • So there is a pictures or kind of films, but there was not the purpose because I was pretty much free soloing everyday.

  • Okay?

  • And you did it because you had so much potential.

  • You thought it was lost.

  • And you thought I'm not gonna waste this life.

  • Exactly that that was my path, You know, I found it when I was like, eight years old.

  • I saw a movie inspired by a novel returned by Eritrea.

  • The grieving snow.

  • It's a story about an airplane from India is crushing near the top of Mont Blanc.

  • And two brothers.

  • There are guys, talented climbers, and they decided to climb the mountains.

  • 26 survivors.

  • And then I saw that there was Spencer Tracy at that time.

  • So imagine it's like the fifties.

  • The movie on Wow, I was kind off, you know, mind boggling by seeing those guys climbing a mountain and just I thought, Wow, I want to become a guy like that.

  • Wow.

  • So that was my dream, Okay?

  • And so you started doing scarier and scarier.

  • Free solos, things that you said you have 50 50 Chance of even surviving.

  • Yeah, just like I was willing to play the high game.

  • Okay, One thing we saw from Alex Honnold in the movie Free Solo.

  • This is what Jimmy Chin and all of his friends said, is that Alex can manage his emotions.

  • Maybe too much where the highest still ever get is a six, and the lowest will ever get is a four.

  • And that's how he's able to free solo.

  • First of all, do you think that's true?

  • And second of all, is that the way you climb where you can manage your emotions?

  • It is that there is no other way.

  • Actually, you cannot play a 50 50 games without managing everything.

  • You are managing your emotions.

  • If you're panicking, you dead, right?

  • Is that something you learn to do?

  • Or were you born low bandwidth of emotions?

  • Well, because Alex looks like a cyborg in that movie a little bit.

  • His girlfriend's frustrated with him because he seems like a really even keeled guy all the time.

  • That doesn't seem like you, Alex.

  • Alex doesn't wear snakeskin.

  • Yeah, definitely loved.

  • This is the rock and roll star, right?

  • You're rocking.

  • Nobody.

  • Nobody is having 11 bad one A.

  • In a funny way, this is Alex Honnold.

  • Get interviewed by The New Yorker.

  • Your 2009 when they were doing this long feature on me, Andi, he said about me one word badass.

  • That's what Alex said about you before he was super famous.

  • Exactly.

  • That's awesome.

  • And I liked it because I didn't even know because when I read the article, I was upset about the writer.

  • I said, What the hell she's writing that I'm a badass because I took it like, bad and ask and not knowing, actually.

  • What what's the meaning of being a badass?

  • So, Alan, we're gonna call this show one word badass.

  • Wild.

  • My my worship.

I you know, I started climbing when I was younger.

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BECOMING A CLIMBER: Why I Wanted To Be Courageous & Didn't Like Climbing As A Child - Alain Robert

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    Summer posted on 2020/11/23
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