May 7, 2012

Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

Photograph by Jimmy Chin, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Adventure and Exploration Photos

Alex Honnold takes on the third zigzag of Half Dome without a rope. He has just one more difficult section, or pitch, in the last three before reaching the summit.

See more pictures from the May 2011 feature story "Daring. Defiant. Free."


Watch a video of Alex performing a free-solo climb »
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4 comments
Ian Wotherspoon
Ian Wotherspoon

Beautiful photograph. You could say that God created some beautiful works in creating Earth.

Kat Morris
Kat Morris

Absolutely incredible. Landscape is unreal, quality shot. 

vance mordecai
vance mordecai

Wonderful shot.  All up above, the very essence, exposed.

Makes you take a breath.

Thank you,

-vance

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