The Alex Honnold Tour: Brought to you by the BMC

Posted by Peter Burnside on 03/05/2016
The BMC goes on tour with Alex Honnold. Photo: The North Face / Jimmy Chin

What do we want? Deep-timbred bold free-soloing Americans. When do we want them? This May! That’s right, the BMC is bringing Alex Honnold to the UK for Flying Solo, three unique events that promise to be as captivating as his virtual onsight and subsequent solo of Gaia. So what’s on the cards?

If you’re wondering who we’re on about, and why we’re boiling over with excitement, Alex Honnold is a Californian rock climber who is famous for making free solo ascents of big walls, breaking speed records, and more recently, demolishing marathon alpine traverses such as the Fitz Traverse which is documented in the movie A Line Across The Sky. That’s why we can’t wait for Alex to get here and for the fun to start.

At the shows, we’ve got rock-star Alex Honnold mixed in with our ambassador team: including Steve McClure, Hazel Findlay, Shauna Coxsey, James McHaffie and Calum Muskett. Each event will be hosted by Niall Grimes, with book signings, Q&A sessions, raffle and spot prizes.

Flying Solo: the schedule

24 May: Abbeydale Picture House, Sheffield - SOLD OUT!!
25 May: Comedy Store, Manchester - SOLD OUT!!
27 May: Beacon Climbing Centre, Caernarfon - SOLD OUT!!

How to book tickets

These events are now all sold out.

Please remember to bring your membership card to the event or risk having to pay the extra on the night. 

What else is happening?

Special guests will include BMC ambassadors Steve McClure, Hazel Findlay, Shauna Coxsey, James McHaffie and Calum Muskett, all perfectly heckled by funnyman Niall Grimes. 

Alex will also be doing a booksigning before the talks (6 - 7pm), so come along nice and early for a chance to meet him.

Prizes

We've got spot prizes and raffle prizes from the The North Face,  the Depot Manchester, The Climbing Works and The Beacon.

Sheffield: With a valid Honnold ticket, The Climbing Works are offering an amazing 1/2 price induction for new members or 1/2 price one-off entry for BMC members. Plus there's a 3-month pass, a 1-month pass and a t-shirt up for grabs in the raffle - all donations to Climbers Against Cancer

Manchester: With a valid Honnold ticket, The Depot Manchester are offering an equally amazing one-off £5 entry on presentation of the ticket.  Plus 2 10-climb passes (worth £70) and 1 3-month pass (worth £150)

WATCH: The BMC grading squad featuring Niall Grimes and Steve McClure on BMC TV

WATCH: Hazel Findlay talk BMC ambassadors on BMC TV

WATCH: Alex and Hazel at Eureka Wall in Australia


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1) Anonymous User
04/05/2016
As usual, no events in London.
2) Peter Burnside (author comment)
05/05/2016
We're afraid that Alex is flying in to Manchester en-route to Ireland, so didn't have time to head down south.
3) Anonymous User
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Hello.. What time is the event likely to finish please? Looking at booking train tickets back to Nottingham!

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