The master of climbing without ropes spends his life cheating death.
An interesting long read about Alex Honnold in the New York Times Magazine:
“Honnold could afford to buy a decent home, if that interested him. But living in a van — a custom-outfitted van, in his case, with a kitchenette and cabinets full of energy bars and climbing equipment — represents freedom. It also represents a commitment to the nomadic climber’s ideal of the “dirtbag,” the purist so devoted to climbing that he avoids any entanglement that might interfere, stretching every penny from one climbing area to the next. ”
Read this amazing article from the New York Times HERE.