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The view from the top
New Delhi, March 9 -- Now that a bona fide climbing movie has won an Oscar, one that tracks the most breathtaking-and record-breaking-free solo ever attempted, hopefully Hollywood will take a cue. Free Solo's subject, Alex Honnold, 33, has been pushing the limits as the climber's climber since 2007, when, at the age of 22, he free soloed two of Yosemite's toughest climbs in one day, thus shattering an over 20-year-old record. Hailed by many as the world's most supreme athlete in any sport, he's a climbing wunderkind who has been taking the sport to the next level for over a decade now. When the movie won Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars, it didn't further his legend, but it did bring to the fore the sheer brilliance and drama that a g...
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