Taipei 101 is a 500+ metre tall building in Taiwan

Alex Honnold is one of the world’s best and well known climbers. He has climbed some of the most difficult routes in America, solo. His list of accomplishments is long and impressive, but for most of the world it is not what is in his past rather what lies ahead. He is planning to solo one of the world’s largest buildings, the Taipei 101 in Taiwan. Honnold has scoped the building and is excited about the climb. Media will be all over this event, millions will tune into National Geographic to watch and everyone’s opinion will feed into the web of social networks. Climbers everywhere should reassure non-climbers that Honnold does not have a death-wish and that this is his decision and not the sponsors. He is a climber and is going climbing, only this climb will be on live national television and instead of rock it will be a 500+ metre building.

Taipei 101

Taipei 101

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