It may seem that rock climbing is just another athletic sport, much like hitting the gym but more fun. There’s a lot more to this activity than that–Alex Honnold who is professionally known for climbing up vertical rock walls without ropes or harness explains how we overcomes the fear and anxiety associated with this potentially fatal sport. You might find yourself inspired by how he deals with danger and see how his mindset can be applied to surviving the stresses of medical school.

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