Alone on the Wall

Alone on the Wall

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 18mm | 216g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 16 pages of photographs
  • 0393353176
  • 9780393353174
  • 318,367

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"Alex is really the first climber to rise from the margins of this lonely fringe sport to become a kind of celebrity." -- Josh Dean - Men's Health "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 - Outside "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 - New York Times Magazine "Honnold here recounts his ascents on some of the world's most dangerous rock walls. You'll come away questioning his sanity for choosing this controversial sport...But it's also impossible not to feel awe." -- People "[Honnold] is the foremost practitioner of the dark art of free solo rock climbing-ascending extremely difficult cliffs hundreds, sometimes thousands, of feet tall without ropes or protection hardware of any kind. That is every bit as stupefying as it sounds." -- Wall Street Journal "Honnold blows wide open any conventional understanding of the term 'comfort zone.'...He engagingly conveys his love of climbing." -- Barbara J. King - NPR
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About Alex Honnold

Alex Honnold is a world-class American rock climber best known for his free solo ascents of big walls. David Roberts is a climber and mountaineer and the author of thirty books about mountaineering, exploration, and anthropology. His books have won the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature, the Grand Prize at the Banff Mountain Book Competition, and been shortlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. He lives in Massachusetts.
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7,033 ratings
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4 41% (2,875)
3 28% (1,960)
2 5% (330)
1 1% (37)
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