About a year ago, I went with some friends to the Banff Mountain Film Festival as it toured. The festival attracts some of the most amazing mountain sports filmmaking in the world. One video chronicled Alex Honnold’s free solo climbing attempt of Half Dome in Yosemite. He made it. The festival invites you to put aside incredulity and just let your jaw drop. People do crazy, crazy things in the name of fun and when you combine this with mountains, the results are stunning.
Even so, when they showed a clip called Megawhoosh during the preview, the whole crowd took in a collective gasp. Stop and watch: