The Van Life with Free Solo Climber Alex Honnold | The Cloudfoot Diaries #32

Take a tour with crazy free solo climber Alex Honnold, as he shows us his pimped out tranny van that he lives in when he’s on the road climbing super high shit.
I think it’s time I gave my van a bit of a makeover myself…

The video was made by GoalZero – a company specialising in portable power units in the form of batteries and solar panels. I was given a small GZ solar panel last year, but to be honest, using it in both European sunshine (high grade) and UK rays (low grade) was an absolute waste of time! Looks like they might have stepped up their game if they’ve got Honnold on board.

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Longline. Crane Climb. Police Time | The Cloudfoot Diaries #7

Down by the riverside ..

An adventurous weekend in world of Cloudfoot these last two days.. from walking longlines in my underpants, to an impromptu crane climb at 3 am…
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Self-Experiment | LEARNING HOW TO CLIMB | PART 3 | WHY YOU NEED A TRIAL

So the first 4 of my 16 weeks learning to climb are up.
I have used this time as a trial period for testing ideas out, noting my body’s responses to the abundance of new stimuli and using the results to set up the next 12 weeks properly.

As with any new goal or target, you’re going to increase your likelihood of success if you incorporate it into your lifestyle. This essentially forces you to look at lifestyle design; specifically, how to design your own.
If you’ve been following my LEARNING TO CLIMB series thus far, you should have already figured out your goals list. Part 2 showed you how to get your secret formula in place if you’re goal is to learn a new skill, thanks to a heroic influence of mine, Tim Ferriss, who much to my delight, actually posted part 2 on his facebook page.
Now in Part 3, we’re going to look at the importance of a 4 week trial period, how you can use it to increase your chances of success, and have a laugh at some of the lessons I’ve learnt during mine….

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Self-Experiment | LEARNING HOW TO CLIMB | PART 1 | WHY?

So you want to achieve a goal?
You’ve got a target in your mind, or like me, you have a few.
How are you going to manifest that goal?
How bad do you want it?
What would you do towards making it happen, right now, if money was no issue and you had NO fear of failure?
Well, I asked myself these questions, and my main answer was;
I want to learn how to rock climb.

Here’s how I’m making this happen….

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LIVING IN A VAN | PART 1 | THE (UN)EXAMINED LIFE

“The unexamined life is not worth living…” – Socrates, Genius Greek Philosopher

A few days after purchasing her… STOKED!

Since moving into my van, known as “The Mothership”, I’ve been forced to examine my life and its constituents more than ever before; perhaps my greatest self-experiment yet. The results have been insightful and somewhat uncomfortable thus far. And at times so intense that I’ve actually forgotten there is a life to be lived!
The goal of this post is to share just what it’s like to live in day-to-day solitude; Part 1 explores the conscious-living enhancement that has both surprised and enlightened me; I will share with you the lessons that have come along with this, (by conscious-living, I mean paying real, undivided attention to how you live your day-to-day life; something which I feel 95% of the planet rarely do).

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