The Impossible Climb

The Impossible Climb

Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life

Book - 2018
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"One slip, one false move, one missed toehold, and you're dead. Alex Honnold, the #1 free solo climber in the world, chose the route known as Freerider on Yosemite's El Capitan, a series of pitches so hard that it's newsworthy when someone free climbs it with a rope. No one had ever 'free soloed' it before; only a few people have ever even contemplated it. That four-hour climb on June 3, 2017, was, simply, one of the boldest feats in human history. At the same time, it was almost unbearable to watch -- as Mark Synnott did"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781101986646
Branch Call Number: 796. 52209 SYN 2019-02
Characteristics: viii, 405 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm

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Dec 14, 2019

If you've seen "Free Solo," this goes even deeper into Alex Honnold's complicated personality. Author also has insight into other climbers -- Dean Potter, Alex Lowe, et al -- who weren't angels but were maniacally driven. Anybody who tries that stuff is a little off.

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