Alex Honnold Climbs Angola

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Alex Honnold is the most accomplished free climber in the world. Angola is a southwest African country that recently emerged from 27 years of bloody civil war. What brings together these strange bedfellows you ask? Some of the most epic unclimbed rocks in the world, and a community needing help to diffuse the hidden land mines leftover from the conflict. (Plus a shadowy local hotel magnate, but we'll get into that later). This is Alex Honnold in Angola, for one of the most unique adventures of his storied climbing career this far.
Director of Photography - Pablo Durana.
Drone footage by Haroun Souirji at
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  1. Adriano James
    Adriano James
    Acum 8 ore

    Ok . Free soloing during the day , with light still crazy. Climbing with a headlamp at night , I know he's roped up , but off the charts crazy. If you could bottle Alex's nerves and market them , it would be kin to discovering a mine loaded with gold , and silver that was just waiting to be scooped up. I pray for him and his safety , he is only one bad move from eternity .

  2. Crash Overwrite
    Crash Overwrite
    Acum 9 ore

    man .Alex is really someone to look up to as great human. great doku

  3. Logan M
    Logan M
    Acum o Zi

    I have to say.. I've never watched a ROfree video with more ads in it. you guys are fuckin lame VICE

  4. yoyehh
    Acum 2 Zile

    hyping that kid to climb up would probably get him killed lol :))

  5. Tanvi Tandon
    Tanvi Tandon
    Acum 3 Zile

    Alex: says he's seen Angola at its worst Vice: show clip of black child and his father

  6. Melo
    Acum 4 Zile

    15:55 where’s the camera man lol

  7. Melo
    Acum 4 Zile

    14:00 I hope it doesn’t malfunction or anything or they wouldn’t be able to fix it

  8. Melo
    Acum 4 Zile

    10:46 those hands... 12:04

  9. Melo
    Acum 4 Zile

    6:20 YO CHILL ALEX

  10. Melo
    Acum 4 Zile

    These are buildings not your personal rock climbing walls

  11. Northern Gamez
    Northern Gamez
    Acum 5 Zile


  12. David Baker
    David Baker
    Acum 5 Zile

    "Fuckin' Jesus Christ!" Me at 1:27

  13. Kip Hood
    Kip Hood
    Acum 8 Zile

    The North Face should have gave him unlimited boxers. Lol

  14. M.M Andersson
    M.M Andersson
    Acum 9 Zile

    2:44 - Those dudes facial expression says it all 😂

  15. Dr. Doppeldecker
    Dr. Doppeldecker
    Acum 9 Zile

    I have a feeling Alex might set the seed for african climbing culture. The whole village and especially the young guys where all so excited and interested in Alex climbing their mountains:)

  16. Kal Solo
    Kal Solo
    Acum 9 Zile

    2:45 my face whenever I watch an Alex Honnold video

  17. TheAqix
    Acum 13 Zile

    Damn really dig the beard sheesh

  18. dada
    Acum 14 Zile


  19. Stephen Brand
    Stephen Brand
    Acum 14 Zile

    Just below the equator? I'd say the closest part of Angola to the equator is still at least 500 miles south of it.

  20. 1595George
    Acum 16 Zile

    What's the song at 10:28?

    1. 1595George
      Acum 16 Zile

      And also at 17:30

  21. Eliandro Júlio
    Eliandro Júlio
    Acum 16 Zile

    Angolanos cadê??

  22. John Wick
    John Wick
    Acum 20 Zile

    22 mins of nothing and 5 mins climbing, great video shit vice

  23. Jason R
    Jason R
    Acum 23 Zile

    Fluffing... Just keep fluffing. 😂

  24. Mark Eugene
    Mark Eugene
    Acum 24 Zile

    The “that’s what she said” jokes while he’s getting a shot lol

  25. Chris Waltz
    Chris Waltz
    Acum 25 Zile

    Why would you start a first ascent at 3pm when sunset is at 6. Kind of stupid if you ask me.

  26. Daddy Dakota
    Daddy Dakota
    Acum 26 Zile

    Good and genuine people these

  27. Perplexed Wolf
    Perplexed Wolf
    Acum 28 Zile

    His palms aren't sweaty Knees aren't weak and arms aren't heavy

  28. Jacob M
    Jacob M
    Acum 28 Zile

    How does he get down? Climbing up is one thing, but climbing down??? That should be the real documentary haha

  29. Chris Snape
    Chris Snape
    Acum lună

    He Alex is so well thought out COOL, also the great work for the area. I love all his videos

  30. xExtremeFrissonx
    Acum lună


  31. brad cook
    brad cook
    Acum lună

    any follow up to whether any of the village children got hurt , trying to do what they saw

  32. Garin Oakley
    Garin Oakley
    Acum lună

    Sweaty palms 2 minutes in

  33. Escalada Segura A Mi Manera
    Escalada Segura A Mi Manera
    Acum lună

    Como siempre, Alex nos sorprende con un proyecto

  34. jmpayne333
    Acum lună

    Alex is the most interesting man in the world. Change the commercials dos xx.

  35. The COVID-19 Coronavirus
    The COVID-19 Coronavirus
    Acum lună

    I love how worried about his scuff marks he is

  36. A G
    A G
    Acum lună

    The look of bewilderment on the locals faces made my day!

  37. Dirty_m0uf 2x
    Dirty_m0uf 2x
    Acum lună

    1 minute in and I'm already about to throw up

  38. Tucker Perry
    Tucker Perry
    Acum lună

    16:40 mans left hanging

  39. arha gamer
    arha gamer
    Acum lună

    Yes but he still lives in a van so sad even after making a movie this guy doesn't know how to promote

  40. Michelle Jackson
    Michelle Jackson
    Acum lună

    This man is somewhere between absolutely crazy and mentally strong.

  41. Kenneth James
    Kenneth James
    Acum lună

    2:44 everyone watchin this

  42. Preston Bishop
    Preston Bishop
    Acum lună

    The busy bladder ecologically desert because rayon pathogenetically join upon a fast thunderstorm. glossy, righteous tanzania

  43. Ben Hanson
    Ben Hanson
    Acum lună

    I started at free solo. I am now at the overlanding stage. Natural progression

  44. Deja Voodoo
    Deja Voodoo
    Acum lună

    Civil War funded by Roger Stone and Paul Manafort by the way

  45. Michael Roberts
    Michael Roberts
    Acum lună

    The way he just stands there at the edge of a building is frigging terrifying.

  46. Timothy Asdent
    Timothy Asdent
    Acum lună

    The domineering airbus behaviorally scrape because lock extraorally watch barring a knowledgeable syrup. stingy, plant offence

  47. fildog
    Acum lună

    I wish they showed more downclimbs

  48. Arno Krols
    Arno Krols
    Acum lună

    4:52 mmmh sweet gender differences..

  49. Abdu abdu
    Abdu abdu
    Acum lună

    Great Alex and sponsors

  50. This is a test
    This is a test
    Acum lună

    2:44 Bruh - Is he looking for tendies my man?

  51. Brian Chen
    Brian Chen
    Acum lună

    The literate vegetable cytopathologically crawl because lasagna surprisingly live per a soggy fountain. energetic, selective iron

  52. Laa0fa
    Acum lună

    My phone slipped out of my hand while watching this thats how sweaty my palms were. Even the rope he was using was crazy, get me some 2 inch thick line.

  53. thailand smile
    thailand smile
    Acum lună

    He's a great guy he doesn't care about fame..very good ❤ heart

  54. urie p.
    urie p.
    Acum lună

    Does Alex ever blink

  55. z F
    z F
    Acum lună

    never seen a black mountain climber, will do my research now

  56. Rodney Jackson
    Rodney Jackson
    Acum lună

    His feats are breathtaking and sublime but I think it is only responsible to put disclaimers on All of his videos to remind individuals how dangerous this truly is!

  57. Marcus Gracilla
    Marcus Gracilla
    Acum lună

    The mountains are calling you.

  58. Bon Vivant
    Bon Vivant
    Acum lună

    absolutely amazing

  59. David V
    David V
    Acum lună

    dood at 19:20 proving that even doing something as awesome as rock climbing can suck balls when its your job and youre low man on totem pole lol

  60. Aenntw
    Acum lună

    I once climbed two stories into my house when I forgot the keys; that's about all my climbing experience and I don't think I'm doing any more climbing.

  61. etiquettefiend
    Acum lună

    16:40 left hangin for real

  62. rara58524
    Acum lună

    Some of the locals will get inspired and in their spare time start bouldering into low and easy free solos. Thus creating a new discipline (well, also the oldest discipline) - free solo without any prior roped exploration of the route, just free solo and nothing else. Also something tells me these African folks might prove to be even more talented than our Western climbers; it's just that climbing is a privileged sport, so such countries can't really focus on it yet.

  63. Connor Cochran
    Connor Cochran
    Acum lună

    It’s so well made

  64. Jackson Ganuelas
    Jackson Ganuelas
    Acum lună

    I'm sure it's his job on the line even if it wasn't him. Primarily for consumerism of the country. IDK

  65. Static Alphabet soup
    Static Alphabet soup
    Acum lună

    I don’t know if anyone’s mentioned it already, but I love how the route setter who’s up there bolting, is also a medical professional setting an IV for Alex. What a dude to have on the team!

  66. Martin Sjödin
    Martin Sjödin
    Acum lună

    This man is living in Assassins Creed

  67. Jason Fjordlund
    Jason Fjordlund
    Acum 2 luni

    What music is that starting at 23:30

  68. Tomislav B
    Tomislav B
    Acum 2 luni

    Becomes independent.. 27 years war..

  69. TortillasAreNotBiceps
    Acum 2 luni

    Alex Honnold's weight: 160 pounds. Alex Honnold's ball's weight: 688 pounds.

  70. M Cardinal
    M Cardinal
    Acum 2 luni

    21:07 probably the easiest person to put an IV in. This dudes veins have veins.

  71. Chris Pérez
    Chris Pérez
    Acum 2 luni

    Bruh rock climbers are built different what the heck, I didnt even know that people did this stuff. Especially with the urban climbing. I guess they come few and thin huh?

  72. Руслан Хафизов
    Руслан Хафизов
    Acum 2 luni

    Алекс ты отчаянный человек , но понимаю лишь одно в момент восхождения ты становишься по истине свободным от всего человеком , только ты, бог и скала , удачи тебе

    Acum 2 luni

    Never eat food from A 3rd world country.. I was good poisoned when I was in India... Never again.. I'll eat candy bar's before I'll ever eat in a 3rd world again

  74. Daniel Samaniego
    Daniel Samaniego
    Acum 2 luni

    And forgive me for my sins change me in Jesus Mighty name Amen

  75. Daniel Samaniego
    Daniel Samaniego
    Acum 2 luni

    Repent "

  76. Daniel Samaniego
    Daniel Samaniego
    Acum 2 luni

    READ!! ITS NOT ABOUT RELIGION OR RULES ITS ABOUT YOUR CONNECTION RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD HE LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND SO DO I in Jesus Mighty name from md Christ guys before it's to late Godbless 🙏 ♥️ if u want to be saved say these words "Jesus I am a sinner I believe in my heart Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins and three days later he was rose from the dead I allow the Holy Spirit to abide in me and Jesus I am your home in Jesus name"

  77. MattXplorz
    Acum 2 luni

    Alex is so down to earth and relatable! He's got some huge balls too!

  78. Craven Moorehead
    Craven Moorehead
    Acum 2 luni

    Bulge game on point in d harness👍👍

  79. Morgen
    Acum 2 luni

    Solar is good as long as the panels dont get damaged, the ones that do end up in a landfill and dont forget all it took to farm the materials to make them in the first place. Solar is a good idea but the tech isnt there yet

  80. TEvans Pyrotechnics
    TEvans Pyrotechnics
    Acum 2 luni

    Im lounging in my bed with white knuckles

    Acum 2 luni

    I too only climb one mountain on days when I'm not feeling well.

    Acum 2 luni

    Alex looks like a White Jeremy Lin.

  83. nancy latour
    nancy latour
    Acum 2 luni

    no reason to fear death we will all be slaves to the government soon, they have the fake virus to give them complete control of the people and their bodies through injections, they can inject us with anything they want!!! game over the governments win, sadly people trust the very corrupt media and government

  84. Cheap Dope
    Cheap Dope
    Acum 2 luni

    Why do those rocks shoot 800ft out of the ground in an otherwise flat landscape?

  85. Kyle B
    Kyle B
    Acum 2 luni

    Dude, How the hell do you get down from something like that?

    Acum 3 luni


  87. Michiel1972
    Acum 3 luni

    that look of the two at 2:44

  88. David Hatch
    David Hatch
    Acum 3 luni

    This whole trip had a weird, negative vibe

  89. TrEnCh KiD //
    TrEnCh KiD //
    Acum 3 luni

    He’s on the side of a really high building and he’s worried about his shoes making marks on the building

  90. Alibabaandthe14bananas
    Acum 3 luni

    White people do things that black people simply just don't do

  91. Emily Salih
    Emily Salih
    Acum 3 luni

    This video needs less ads.

  92. Dick Fitswell
    Dick Fitswell
    Acum 3 luni

    I met a few Angolans. They said they hate when rich white westerners come to their country and steal their jobs and ideas all cause they want to "feel good" for themselves cause their western life leaves them "empty." One man had a shoe making business. He saved money doing crazy jobs over 7yrs. His business was barely a year old and he provided shoes to Africans. On the cheap. THEN some western shoe company started a thing where if a westerner bought a pair of shoes they would send a pair to Africa to give to someone for free. He was trying to find why his business suddenly fell flat and as he says "rich liberal westerners think us in Africa are d u m b and want their help. The western shoe company didn't really care about us. They just wanted to make more money and figured a way to tug at the ppls hearts and they'd buy shoes thinking I needed a free pair." I never thought of it the way they described it but it makes a ton of sense. Also, landmines as a charity is kinda wierd if you think about it

    1. Stephen Brand
      Stephen Brand
      Acum 14 Zile

      The charity removes landmines which seems like a pretty charitable thing that happens in places that have brutal, decades long civil wars. The whole time I watched I just thought Alex was lucky to have a sport that just requires being in remote places away from the corruption he'd otherwise deal with constantly in more urban Angola.

  93. Black Thunder
    Black Thunder
    Acum 3 luni

    I wonder how many of those little kids that went to watch them climb hurt themselves trying to copy them in the weeks to come

  94. Maromba Selvagem
    Maromba Selvagem
    Acum 3 luni

    Isso não é esporte é suicídio,vai findar se matando...

  95. Tayoh
    Acum 3 luni

    This guy would like dark souls, or any game with a perma death mode

  96. dustyowl99
    Acum 3 luni

    its awesome how pumped they are to see that free soloing, some of them had probably never seen anything like that/didnt know people were even capable of doing that.

  97. alfonso perez
    alfonso perez
    Acum 3 luni


  98. Michel
    Acum 3 luni

    Alex Honnold X Shiey when???

  99. Kyle Smith
    Kyle Smith
    Acum 3 luni

    Meanwhile I have trouble climbing the stairs

  100. Carlos Valdes
    Carlos Valdes
    Acum 3 luni

    Una gran persona Alex Increíble