Untold Truth About Alex Honnold’s Sister, Stasia Honnold

Stasia Honnold is a human-powered adventurer who loves cycling. She is best known as the sister of the rock climber, Alex Honnold.

Alex is renowned for his free solo ascents of big walls in Yosemite National Park as well as in particular his free soloing of EI Capitan.

Likewise, he is the first person ever to climb the EI Capitan solo. And, he also holds the fastest ascent of the Yosemite Triple Crown that is link-up with The Nose, Mount Watkins, and The Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome. Apart from it, he is also an author of Alone on the Wall and the documentary Free Solo.

How Old is Stasia Honnold?

Stasia Honnold was born in 1984 in California, United States of America to her parents; Dierdre Wolownick (Mother) and Charles Honnold (Father). She is 39 years old as of 2022.

She holds American citizenship but comes of Polish-German descent.

Her Education

Stasia completed her undergrad studies at Lewis & Clark College in Portland in 2001. After graduating, from it, she, later on, moved to Lake Oswego.

Her Mother is Also an Avid Adventurer

Stasia’s mother is a community college professor. However, she loves various adventurous activities. She was the oldest woman to ever climb EI Capitan at the age of 66 years old. Then, she broke her own record at 70.

Stasia Honnold old picture with her brother
Source: The Mountaineers

Her Brother is the Rock Climber, Alex Honnold

Her brother, Alex Honnold is a well-recognized professional rock climber known for his free solo ascents of big walls. He was born on the 17th of August, 1985 in Sacramento, California, US. Alex went to Mira Loma High School for his schooling in 2003. Besides it, he got into the University of California, however, he got dropout from Civil Engineering.

He started climbing at the young age of 5. By the age of 10, he was climbing several times a week. To date, he has participated in many national and international youth climbing championships.

The climber gained massive fame after his 2008 solo on the Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome. It was also featured in the movie Alone on the Wall. In the November of 2011, he along with Hans Florine missed setting the record time on the EI Capitan by just 45 seconds.

Moreover, he is the author of Alone on the Wall and the documentary Free Solo which won a BAFTA and an Academy Award.

Besides, it is said that Stasia started her climbing journey on the same day her brother started. Both the siblings sometimes team up to go on an adventurous journey.

Stasia is a Human-Powered Adventurer

The 39-year-old climber has gained a title, human-powered adventurer. She earned the title as she bikes, hikes, and runs rather than the normal people who love motor vehicles.

She is the person who pre-plans everything slowly and executes it with a lot of precaution.Her brother has also mentioned that she does not own a car, rather she loves to ride a bicycle and go on a trip

Stasia Honnold is a Married Woman

She is married to her loving and caring husband, James. The couple seems to travel to different places together on their bikes. According to a media interview, she shares a small house with James. They talked about her different journeys in their kitchen.

Stasia Honnold Loves Traveling on Bike

Recently, on June 14, 2022, to be precise, Stasia disclosed that she and her partner, James is moving from Portland. She mentioned that it was their last half-day as they are going to start a whole three months of bike travel.

She revealed on her blog that this journey is the toughest one as neither of them has ever traveled for that long. They have also mentioned following them on Instagram to get updates on their journey.

Just 3 days ago, they posted a pic mentioning that they have packed everything they needed for their journey. On the first day, they went to Oregon Coast and camped at Gnat Creek after they went through a rainy ride through Astoria.

Afterward, they mentioned that they are traveling to Washington on Day 2nd. We could see the beautiful picture of both of them on their journey. To date, they have been updating their daily day-by-day activities on their Ig account.

Her Brother is Married to a Transition Coach

Stasia’s brother, Alex has been married to a beautiful woman named Sanni McCandless for a couple of years. Honnold first met Sanni at a book signing in 2015.

Sanni is a transition coach for outdoor-focused individuals who want to create more tailored, intentional lifestyles and find agency in their own lives. She is the co-founder of @outwild.co. As of now, she has a total of 367k followers with 745 posts on her Instagram account. She runs her official account under the name @sannimccandless.

The duo’s relationship was featured prominently in the documentary movie Free Solo, which was directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin.

The couple got engaged on the 25th of December, 2019. Then, after a year, i.e. on 13 September 2020, Alex and Sanni walked down the aisle.

Then, the couple became parents to a baby girl on 17 February 2022. Their daughter’s name is June J Honnold. As per Sanni’s Instagram, June was born at the exact time of 10: 30 pm Thursday.

Stasia Honnold and Alex Honnold Went on a Bike Tour Together

Her brother, Alex has recently written in a blog about how Stasia coincidently planned a vacation in California. It was the time that Alex was wrapping his bike tour with his friend, Cedar. They rode for the last few peaks and to the tail end of all 14000-foot peaks in CA adventure.

In the Tour, she used to bike circles around Alex clicking pictures, snapping, and marveling at the mountains. At the same time, they went solo and afterward met back up at the trailhead at the end of the day.

Besides, she has disclosed that at the beginning, she was concerned if she had the ability to keep up with his brother and Cedar or not, as they were pro athletes. But, after her brother convinced her she agreed and packed up everything to be needed.

Likewise, she also joined her brother a second time as Alex was going for a desert tower in Utah during SufferFest 2. She mentioned that it freaks her out after her brother’s solo ride in 2014 as he does not tell her anything until he has done it.

Stasia Honnold Went To Silver Falls State Park In Winter

In the winter of 2019, she planned to go to Silver Falls State Park and stay in one of the Cabins. The cyclist mentioned that the weather was crappy and cold.

In the process of riding a bike, she faced many hard times. She was just motivated by the heated cabins and the bunch of beautiful waterfalls.

When she went to the cabins, the staff already had heated them for her. She has expressed that the view was so beautiful with the snowing. Besides, on the next morning, she went for a long run, as it was a clear and sunny morning.

Stasia Honnold Net Worth

Stasia hasn’t revealed her exact profession, but her one job is a blogger. However, she hasn’t revealed her net worth and earnings.

She has driven a hard-core bicycle and gone on trips around the country. She has explored the country on 2,500-kilometre bike rides. And, often, both the brother and sister team up. Previously, they were teamed up during Alex and Cedar Wright’s SufferFest trips.

On the Other hand, her brother, Alex Honnold is a wealthy man. Alex has an estimated net worth of $2 million. He has gathered his fortuned throughout his career as a pro rock climber. Obviously being a rock climber he travels and climb different mountain often.

Besides it, he has also been featured in many shows and interviews. Recently he was seen climbing Fifi Buttress as per his Instagram handle. Through it, we also got some idea that he often goes on a family trekking to spend more time with them. Some of the places he went to are; Kraft Mountain, Rocky Mountain National Park, and others.

Apart from his tv shows, he also does earn money by teaching different people. On his social media account, he could be seen teaching how to rock climb to some of the rookies.

Stasia Honnold brother's family
Source: Sanni McCandless Honnold Instagram

Social Media

The cyclist herself could be found on Instagram, where she possessed around 116 followers with just 9 posts on her account.

The account is operated under the name of @portland2portland2022, however, they have yet to follow some other account as of now. She has mentioned that they will be posting their three-month-long bike riding tour on this account.

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