Alone on the Wall

Alone on the WallIncluding two new chapters on Alex Honnold s free solo ascent of the iconic 3,000 foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park n nOn June 3rd, 2017, Alex Honnold became the first person to free solo Yosemite s El Capitan to scale the wall without rope, a partner, or any protective gear completing what w

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The Ghosts of K2: The Epic Saga of the First Ascent

The Ghosts of K2: The Epic Saga of the First AscentDownright thrilling Conefrey really gives us a sense of what it must have been like, battling exhaustion and frigid temperatures to get to the top of the world A must read Booklist At 28,251 ft, K2 might be almost 800 ft shorter than Everest, but it s a far harder climb In this definitive

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Limits of the Known

Limits of the KnownDavid Roberts has spent his career documenting voyages to the most extreme landscapes on earth In Limits of the Known, he reflects on humanity s and his own relationship to exploration and extreme risk Part memoir and part history, this book tries to make sense of why so many have committed their

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Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtykan A profound and moving biography of one of the international climbing world s most respected, complicated and reclusive mountaineers n n nVoytek Kurtyka remains one of the greatest alpinists of all time Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of Himalayan climbing H

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Why We Climb: The World's Most Inspiring Climbers

Why We Climb: The World's Most Inspiring ClimbersWhy We Climb is a celebration, in word and image, of those aspects of the climbing life that are most universal, meaningful, and long lasting the strong connection to partners and nature the physical and mental mastery required and how to achieve it the rewards of exploring oneself and the wor

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Statement: The Ben Moon Story

Statement: The Ben Moon StoryOn 14 June 1990, at Raven Tor in the Derbyshire Peak District, twenty four year old Ben Moon squeezed his feet into a pair of rock shoes, tied in to his rope, chalked his fingers and pulled on to the wickedly overhanging, zebra striped wall of limestone Two minutes later he had made rock climbing h

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Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering

Continental Divide: A History of American MountaineeringIn this magisterial narrative history, award winning author Maurice Isserman profiles a robust selection of American mountaineers including John C Fr mont, John Muir, Annie Peck, Bradford Washburn, Charlie Houston, and Bob Bates , and illustrates vividly the importance of mountaineering to the nat

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End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood

End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and MotherhoodIn the tradition of Cheryl Strayed s Wild comes this funny and gritty debut memoir in which Jan Redford grows from a nomadic rock climber to a mother who fights to win back her future Compassionate and courageous, End of the Rope shows us that there are many types of bravery required, not just in

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