An Inside Look at Alex Honnold’s Adventure Van | Outside

An Inside Look at Alex Honnold’s Adventure Van | Outside

Professional climber and longtime “vanlifer” Alex Honnold gives us a tour through the upgraded 2016 Dodge Ram Promaster that he calls home.

Honnold recently upgraded his living space from a 2002 Ford Econoline E150 to a newer, custom-built 2016 Dodge Ram Promaster – so, of course, we sent photographer Max Whittaker to hang with him in Yosemite and get a peek at his new digs. Built by Honnold’s friend, Mason Earle, and customized with scrap metal from the Black Diamond factory and an etching of El Capitan on the van’s door, the small space houses everything Alex needs for simple yet comfortable day-to-day living. He discusses the pros and cons of life on the road, the joy of simplicity that comes with van living, and his philosophy on daily showering (it might not be as necessary as we think).

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  1. Gina Marie on May 9, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    This guy it awesome . I might try car life one day …..happiness is all realitive and fleeting ….comes and goes …..I love having less stuff .stuff is not going to make you happy. I think nature, being true to yourself, following your heart is a good start to true bliss . 🙏

  2. Notsuspicious the judgmental on May 9, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    “You know, when you get put up in a five star hotel….”

    No Alex, I do not know what that is like

  3. matteo masini on May 9, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    anyone knows what type of material he used for the walls inside ? Thank you

  4. YYT on May 9, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    insde look from outside, what a paradox

  5. Dynasty2201 on May 9, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Dude makes like 200k a year or so.

  6. Wilhelm Scream on May 9, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    I would definitely need to find a solution to the washing situation. I love being able to shower daily or depending on the weather or what i’m doing- more than once per day.

  7. Kasper on May 9, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Perhaps I’m missing something here, but…what about an RV? 🤨

  8. David Webster on May 9, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    He’s wright sometimes a smaller space is better than a larger space.

  9. Dayfear on May 9, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    What is it about this guy that I believe every word he says is 110% honest.

  10. Milan Perisic on May 9, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    So where does he take a shower?

  11. Murdaklez on May 9, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Yes!!. I was looking for this video after hearing he loved in a van…

  12. Jay Kay on May 9, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Totally agree with his outlook on living in a van as opposed to a conventional, "stationary" home. However, I do part company with him about the shower and "nature call" facilities. If I lived in a van, I would need at least a nominally working shower and a traditional "bathroom". If I had that, hell yeah, totally doable. Showering in the morning for me is something that I need to do.

  13. Mike Ferris on May 9, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Take your bottle to the fancy hotels, boom problem solved!

  14. kerpician anahid on May 9, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    wait how do u shower tho

  15. Luke Risser on May 9, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Who is here after free solo came out

  16. The Wayward Grape on May 9, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    As someone who’s spent 2 years living out of his car, whilst living free in Scotland….that piss bottle will absolutely stink. Like nothing anyone should ever smell!

  17. NattoKami on May 9, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    It ain’t a good Honnold video if his hair doesn’t look like a deformed birds nest

  18. GraHa on May 9, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Good to see all the government cheese in the fridge 🙂

  19. White lake on May 9, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Mans a millionaire that lives in a van, perfect

  20. Sophie N. on May 9, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Showering is totally overrated.

  21. Kwanele Cele on May 9, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    I like how everybody in the comment sections like this idea but likely no one here’s doing it.

  22. Jose V on May 9, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    2:40, what latches are those on the drawers?

  23. UKRSHEV on May 9, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    I love Alex but why does he need a bottle if he’s always in the woods?

  24. Kelly Mceachern on May 9, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    I love his obsession with the pee bottle. Every interview I’ve heard, he talks about his beloved 🤣🤣🤣

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  27. Robert Z on May 9, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    A brave, badass that I look up to! Awesome life!

  28. Dave P on May 9, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Dude has bratwursts for fingers.

  29. Jessica Huang on May 9, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    I super want a Hot Ones interview with this guy!

  30. uuuu7jj on May 9, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Borrowed a truck from Amazon. Only thing lacks a shower and sitter.

  31. Lester Green on May 9, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    When I was a kid, I thought it would be so cool to own a giant mansion… As an adult, it’s not appealing at all… Not practical for someone like me

  32. dopeymark on May 9, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Amen Alex. I was homeless for many years until a month ago. I lived in a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup truck with a cap on it. Sometimes I nearly froze, but most of the time I was okay. People don’t need so much stuff in general. However, I don’t recommend being broke and sick and living in a truck to anyone.

  33. NeilGC on May 9, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    What a Zen guy! Totally in the moment! We should all be living like this. We don’t need 9/10’s of the shit we accumulate as we get older. Have to say though, I totally get the portable urinal thing. I have one myself and it’s an godsend (although I would have rinsed mine out before filming it).

  34. Eeyore on May 9, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    an egomaniac and arsehole in the nicest way possible

  35. Colonel Pepper on May 9, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Maybe a RV maker should sponsor him.

  36. Sterling Goodwin on May 9, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    "Man I wish I had my bottle." LOL

  37. Emil Javier on May 9, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Like what if like it like rains like🙄?

  38. sidfor911truth on May 9, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    2:12 SO Alex does use protection!!

  39. Pontiuspilotus on May 9, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Ah to be living in a van down by the river.

  40. Ryan Alexander on May 9, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    I NEED to shower every day…if I’m going to be around people. I get sweaty and smelly just from sleeping. I can get real funky if I didn’t shower every day.

  41. Fasi on May 9, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Alex nomadland

  42. Cashis Camping on May 9, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    just wait till Alex discovers Winnebago’s

  43. Sergei Udris on May 9, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    watching Alex ascending El Sendero Luminosa with Cedar Wright filming – inspiring and breathtaking like watching Jesus walk on water
    peeing in the bottle though – in words of Kevin Hart – your flops? boy, pick your ass up and take the trash out – there is no climate on Earth in which peeing outside is difficult, just lazy

    but – Alex Gideon, you have something i want – be truely on the move and travel light like Jesus, as guest, not carrying your house around

    you may think you have some idea of what your are in possession of but you do not
    owning a van with all the heavy house stuff instead of using transport and friends to move around and focusing on performance – verbal and climbing rather than being "almost-guest" with a van-house
    having multiple pairs of shirts and pants when – like in Men In Black – you only ever need one – the last suit you’ll ever wear – light running Nike suit: pants, t-shirt, underwear, socks, shoes, jacket – all single, all light, fast wash and instant dry – otherwise you’re heavy and cant walk on water like Jesus
    having a heavy backpack instead of light one to protect your droid – laptop – like Groot protects Guardians from explosions in Vol 2
    kitchen? this is most insane of all – guests shouldn’t carry kitchen or anything house around – you can easily nowadays assemble right in a store a whole foods plant based vegan magic Lothlorien dish – just choose dried fruits, nuts, fruit, salt, vegetables, grains, legumes – which can be a pack of raisins, peanuts, kiwis, some salt off the shelf that fell from bags, carrots onions potatoes, frozen corn, canned beans
    cooking? no cooking needed but a light microwave touch – and microwaves are nowadays in store’s cafe – warm corn and microwave-bake potatoes and onion – and you have your mill
    tuppleware? a vegan jar of beskar parens ( ) – pick up a cabbage leaf which are always left over in cabbage pile or pick one off the cabbage – that’s your plate – the jar – for the meal – like Hela says in Thor Ragnarok – darling, you have no idea what’s possible
    shower? can wash oneself and clothes in a public place’s sink – in a store, in a library – because light running suit is more like skin then clothes – it dries fast, right on you – like when Hermione casts a magic dry-clothes spell in Deathly Hallows
    after the meal microwave the cabbage leaf – careful, 15-30 seconds, they tend to inflame
    in words of Pierce from Logan – Wolverine, seeing you carrying around all that housing-sleeping-cooking-non-guest stuff breaks my dam’ heart

    soon he will be back with me
    simple as Game Changers
    if Jordan instead of playing the money game with all the evil commercials and being a leader just focused on being the guard, the scorer, the guests – he would have had more than 6 rings – as funny as it sounds, he underachived
    if Alex Honnold didn’t settle like a family man but stayed dirt – but light for real – bag instead of recording evil master classes – master class?! seriously?! – we would have seen so many more truely free and inspiring videos and adventures like those with Cedar – Of Choss and Lions, El Sendero Luminosa – when children travel, not husbands – instead of dreadful and weepy and poisonous film Solo – like Agent J says in Men In Black 3 when K asks – do you know what’s the most destructive force in the universe? – :J sugar?

    he means more to me than you will ever know
    even dust of the idea of a van – hypocritical house – or carrying anyhting house with us – we shake off of our Obama-Seinfeld-Nike running shoes
    but be sure – true guests – who dont own squat but move around and program freely
    no money-jobs-coins-donations-ads-sponsors-bounties lethal disease
    who program peer-to-peer programs, including unseen competitve games and sport and e-sport performances
    who dont have and agent or bag or purse – but are butt-naked guests armed with the Word – like Jack Sparrow when he epicly steps on the dock off the sinking ship
    who are focused on best performance only and are above even carrying a cup of water like Jonah Hill in his SNL Monologue – it’s a modern day Kabuki
    who sing with their own voice like Peter Dinklage Still-Going-Strong
    are steaming ahead on Hogwarts Express along with Pat Brown and Impossible Foods mission
    and will be served in vegan jars of beskar parens ( )

    this is the way

    :Frank-Skinner Jon, when you’ve been a celebrity long enough you’ll realize that money is no longer relevant

  44. porcelain on May 9, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    He’s kinda gross ngl

  45. Donald umunawa on May 9, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Something tells me that if he were the only person on earth, he would live the exact same lifestyle.

  46. Ilya Nikitin on May 9, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    hAh i live in a home and i dont shower!

  47. rachel on May 9, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Im so happy for Alex neck. It can straighten now after 7 or 8 yrs of living in his first van!!

  48. Alex Zuccarelli on May 9, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Haha…. You can tell he can’t wait to get these promo things over with.

  49. Anodyne Hipster Influencer on May 9, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Bro… Stick to climbing. I feel like had he been born in Russia 120 years ago, he’d be some totalitarian commissar. Extolling the virtues of living a life without God, private property, meat, hot showers, entertainment, extra money as some fulfilling, self affirming experience and lifestyle. That he is here to force everyone – at gunpoint – to try.

  50. Rosa Castanon on May 9, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    My Hero

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