Alex was studied with "fMRI" or functional MRI, which follows localized blood flow in the range of seconds which increases with increased neural activity. The interpretation presented in the film suggests Alex had a decreased response to fearful stimuli (pictures of sinking ships, knives, etc.) since there doesn't appear to be increased activity in the amygdala as compared to other subjects considered to be "normal." See more »
Anyone can be happy and cosy. Nothing good happens in the world by being happy and cosy.
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Hyde & Pine
Written by Aaron Mort, Avi Vinocur, Shannon Koehler, Spence Koehler
Performed by The Stone Foxes
Published by Embassy Music Corporation (BMI), Music Sales Corporation (ASCAP)
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The highest accomplishment of mankind ever
Having been a climber for over 30 years, I can entirely understand and appreciate what's going on inside of the spirit. Having gone up El Cap myself, I can entirely feel the enormity of this endeavor shown in this film.
However, I know how hard it is to climb at a 5.12 level, let alone a 5.13. Even a 5.11 goes beyond the imagination of most human beings on this planet. And I'm still talking "being roped up and safe".
Now accepting the thought of free soloing anything at 5.11 and above, even for just a hundred feet, chapeau to those who have the mental strength and physical preparedness to do so.
However, what Honnold did, free soloing at up to 5.13 and on over 3000 feet of rock, goes beyond comprehension.
Also, I'd like to share my entire appreciation to the film crew, as I'm entirely aware of the logistical challenges one has to manage to capture something like this film has shown us.
Having friends on the wall, who met them on the wall, I also know that the film crew and Honnold had to go up the wall several times again. Truly incredible, the dedication they all put into this, I just can't find words to describe.
It's hard to say if this will ever be done again.
For sure I can say that this is the highest ever accomplishment in sports of mankind ever and I'm so thankful that this documentary has been able to share it with us.
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