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Alex Honnold Makes Arctic Ascent in National Geographic Series

National Geographic has released the trailer for Arctic Ascent with Alex Honnold, a three-part series premiering on National Geographic on February 4.

Following each episode’s debut, you’ll be able to stream the episode the next day on Hulu and Disney+.

Alex Honnold Makes Arctic Ascent in National Geographic Series

Alex Honnold (Free Solo) embarks on an epic quest of unclimbed walls in one of the most remote corners of Greenland, a country on the frontline of the climate crisis.

Honnold has always dreamed of exploring Greenland and its unclimbed peaks. Now he and world-class climbers Hazel Findlay and Mikey Schaefer attempt to summit Ingmikortilaq, an unclimbed Arctic seacliff that rises out of the frozen wilderness and is nearly 1,000 feet higher than Free Solo‘s El Capitan.

For Honnold, a long-time climate activist, this expedition is about more than just climbing. It is an opportunity to witness firsthand the impact of climate change on a wilderness that is vitally important to the future of the planet.

With the help of Dr. Heïdi Sevestre, a glaciologist working with the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program, Greenlandic guide Adam Kjeldsen, and renowned adventurer Aldo Kane, the team uses a special radar to take real-time depth and density measurements of a rarely studied section of Greenland’s ice cap.

The team walk past a huge meltwater lake on the Edward Bailey Glacier.  (photo credit: National Geographic/Pablo Durana)

Arctic Ascent with Alex Honnold is a three-part scientific expedition led by one of the world’s greatest climbers in pursuit of a lifelong dream.

The episodes of the series include the following:

Heidi Sevestre, left, and Alex Honnold after drilling rock samples on the Pool Wall.  (photo credit: National Geographic/Pablo Durana)

“71 Degrees North” premieres Feb. 4 at 8/7c
The first stage of Alex’s epic Greenland expedition gets underway.

“On Thin Ice” premieres Feb. 4 at 9/8c
The team is hit by deadly ice falls before crossing a treacherous icecap.

Alex and Heidi inside the moulin. (photo credit: National Geographic/Pablo Durana)

“The Wall” premieres Feb. 4 at 10/9c
Alex and the team reach their ultimate goal: a 4000-foot sea wall.

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