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'Riveting...Honnold is neither crazy nor reckless. Alone on the Wall reveals him to be an utterly unique and extremely appealing young man.' Jon Krakauer A twelve-year-old kid in the audience raised his hand and asked, 'Aren't you afraid you're gonna die?' Without missing a beat, Alex shot back, 'We've all gotta die sometimes. You might as well go big.' Alex Honnold is 28 years old, and perhaps the world's best 'free solo' climber, scaling impossible rock faces without ropes, pitons or and support of any kind. There is a purity to Alex's climbs that is easy to comprehend, but impossible to fathom; in the last forty years, only a handful of climbers have pushed 'free soloing' to the razor edge of risk. Half of them are dead. From Yosemite's famous Half Dome to the frighteningly difficult El Sendero Luminoso in Mexico, Alone on the Wall is structured around Alex's seven most extraordinary climbing achievements so far. These are tales to make your palms sweat and your feet curl with vertigo. Together, they get to the heart of how - and why - Alex does what he does. Exciting, uplifting and truly awe-inspiring, Alone on the Wall is a book about the essential truths of risk and reward, and the ability to maintain a singular focus, even in the face of extreme danger.
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Honnold is the biggest name in a group of adventure athletes engaging in high-risk live action-sports spectacles that seem to be pulled from the Evel Knievel playbook. --Grayson Schaffer
Honnold has free-soloed the longest, most challenging climbs ever. Most peculiar of all, even to elite rock climbers, Honnold does this without apparent fear, as if falling were not possible. --Daniel Duane
Alex is really the first climber to rise from the margins of this lonely fringe sport to become a kind of celebrity. --Josh Dean
The palm-sweating terrifying memoir of the world's greatest free-solo climber, Alex Honnold
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Book Description Macmillan. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # shelf_R2_A_S6_1447282698
Book Description Macmillan, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB1447282698