Currently Watching: Free Solo

Happy Disney Plus Day! After a couple of Pixar shorts, I settled on the National Geographic film “Free Solo.” It is phenomenal.

I’ve never climbed other than messing around on a climbing wall. I’ve hung out with climbers and known a few Dirtbags during my time in Colorado. But I must confess that climbing and its culture fascinates me. I’ve read Jon Krakauer, some of them several times. If I see a climbing movie, I’m in.

I think it is the theme of Man vs. Nature as well as Man vs. Man that enthralls me. The climber must overcome his own mental road blocks before ever touching the mountain. It is a narrative thread I want to follow.

What do you read that’s out of character?

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