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Great Wide Open with Alex Honnold

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The episodes of Great Wide Open directed by Jared Leto continue with American rock climber Alex Honnold.

"Alex has the ability to take giant things and make them seem small and simple, in only a way that geniuses can do." With these words Tommy Caldwell perfectly sums up his friend and climbing partner Alex Honnold who is the focus of this short film directed by Jared Leto. And to think that when Caldwell uttered this sentence, Honnold in Yosemite hadn’t yet made his free solo of El Capitan!

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