It’s been a while since we’ve featured an awesome video shot with a Red Epic cinema camera but we’re going to make up for all that lost time today… with an awesome, toe-tingling free-solo video no less!
Just over a month ago, on January 15, rock climber Alex Honnold, known for his amazing feat of free solo climbing the Yosemite Triple Crown, free-soloed the 2,500-feet high bigwall route on Mexico’s El Toro named El Sendero Luminoso (The Shining Path). For those of you who are not familiar with rock climbing terms, free solo is a technique where a climber climbs without the help of any ropes or harnesses. Honnold’s 3-hour climb wasn’t as ambitious of an attempt as his climb of Yosemite’s top granite summits but none can argue that it is just as impressive and exciting – especially because they caught every heart-stopping step in crazy angles with a Red Epic mounted on a octocopter from SkySight.
Filmed for The North Face, this 6-minute collaborative video by SkySight and Camp4Collective follows Honnold through his preparations (aka scraping and pulling vegetation off the cracks in the path) as well as his actual climb, filmed in new perspectives that makes the entire thing even more exhilarating.
See it for yourself after the jump.