Alone on the Wall

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W. W. Norton & Company, Nov 9, 2015 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages

The life and death-defying feats of Alex Honnold, a visionary climber of the sort that comes along only once in a generation.

Free solo climbing is a high-stakes sport: if you fall, you die. Expert free soloist Alex Honnold isn't afraid to push the limit; one of the most famous adventure athletes in the world, he has pioneered new routes, won awards, and shattered records. Alone on the Wall recounts the seven most astonishing achievements of Honnold's extraordinary life and career, brimming with lessons on living fearlessly, taking risks, and maintaining focus even in the face of extreme danger.


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User Review  - sarcher - LibraryThing

I don't climb and my immediate thought after hitting the specialized vocabulary on page one was, "I'm in over my head." What I found however, was a careful sprinkling of context and parentheticals ... Read full review

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User Review  - breic - LibraryThing

I had to read this after watching the excellent movie, "Free Solo." The movie is much better, with a view into Honnold's climbing, his life and relationships, and the ethics of making a movie about a ... Read full review

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Alex Honnold is a world-class American rock climber best known for his free solo ascents of big walls.

David Roberts is the award-winning author of twenty-nine books about mountaineering, exploration, and anthropology. His most recent publication, Alone on the Wall, was written with world-class rock climber Alex Honnold, whose historic feats were featured in the film Free Solo.

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