Alex Honnold Biography – Alex Honnold Wiki
Alex Honnold is an American professional rock climber. He was born on August 17, 1985 in Sacramento, California, United States.
He started climbing in a climbing gym at the age of 5, and was climbing “many times a week” by age 10. He participated in many national and international youth climbing championships as a teenager.
He graduated from Mira Loma High School in 2003. He then enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley to study civil engineering. He dropped out of Berkeley after a year and spent time living at home and driving around California to go climbing.
Honnold is the author of a memoir, “Alone on the Wall,” with David Roberts about his experiences climbing and the subject of the 2018 biographical documentary Free Solo.
In 2012, he started the Honnold Foundation, which “seeks simple, sustainable ways to improve lives worldwide,” and is currently focused on promoting solar energy in the developing world.
Honnold was awarded the “Golden Piton” in 2010 for his climbing achievements. In 2015, together with fellow climber Tommy Caldwell, he was awarded the Piolets d’Or for the first full traverse of the Fitz Roy Range in Patagonia, Argentina. In 2018, he awarded Honnold the Robert and Miriam Underhill Award by the American Alpine Club for excellence in various fields of climbing. In July 2018, Honnold was awarded the special mention of Piolets d’Or for his outstanding contribution to climbing during 2017.
Alex Honnold Age
He was born on August 17, 1985 in Sacramento, California, United States.
Alex Honnold Parents
Both of his parents were college professors. His parents got divorced and his father died a year after.
Alex Honnold Girlfriend
Honnold is in a relationship with his girlfriend Cassandra “Sanni” McCandless. It was Cassandra who approached him at a book signing back in 2015. She went along to one of Honnold’s book signing events in a Seattle book store and thought that he was cute, so she waited in line and handed him a slip of paper that said, “because you made me laugh — and why not?” The slip of paper also had her phone number on it. Cassandra is a writer who runs a blog called 35 Degrees to the West, about her experience with the great outdoors.
Alex Honnold Married – Alex Honnold Wife
He is not married.
Alex Honnold Sponsors
Honnold is sponsored by The North Face, Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Goal Zero, Stride Health, and Maxim Ropes.
Alex Honnold Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $2 million. He is the highest paid climber in the world. He own a house in Las Vegas and a cabin in Lake Tahoe.
Alex Honnold Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches.
Alex Honnold death
He is alive and well.