If you saw last year’s Reel Rock Film Festival, then you saw the amazing segment on Alex Honnold, the young climber from Sacramento, California who free-soloed (climbed without ropes, that is) El Capitan in Yosemite. 60 Minutes did a profile (above) of Honnold this past weekend that will give your sweat sweat glands. Well worth the 14 mintues!

Speaking of the www.Reel Rock Film Tour, the agglomeration of palm-sweatingly great rock, ice and mountain climbing films returns this year to Armstrong Hall on the Colorado College campus on October 19 with a whole new batch of white-knuckle adventures by athletes moving the edges of their sports beyond previous edges formerly thought to be the outermost possible edges. (Complete information HERE)

We interviewed Pete Mortimer (who helped shoot the 60 Minutes segment), a 1997 Colorado College graduate and filmmaker who co-founded the the film festival, before last year’s film fest HERE. You can watch the trailer for this year’s festival below:

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