Being Alex Megos

Nice interview with Alex Megos by Nick Fletcher:

Watching Alex climb is like watching an elite athlete running or swimming (for example). There’s no discernible effort – yet you know how hard he’s trying and in some cases you know first hand how hard the moves are from your own attempts, Alex just pieces the moves together with a calmness and fluidity that only comes from years of climbing and training at the highest level.

It’s also worth noting that in addition to doing the FA of Australia’s hardest sport route, Megos established a new link-up in the Hollow Mountain Cave called Wheelchair that he feels is harder than the well-known Wheel Of Life.  Vertical Life has all the details on that, although at this point I feel like I could use some sort of interactive map to figure out all the possible variations in this massive cave!

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4 Responses to Being Alex Megos

  1. Markku August 29, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    This topo (from 2004!) ain’t interactive, but might help you a bit to figure out all those possible link-ups. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3401190/hmc_grampians.pdf

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  2. Ryan August 30, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    Google needs to go in there and do a “street view.” Digital crimps for days.

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  3. Jackson August 31, 2013 at 12:40 am #

    Ryan, you can apply to Google to map out outdoor areas. It’s part of their new “trekker” program they are starting. Go on their website and put in an application. I’m working on an application for crags in my areas

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