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The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life

Of any kind ever Synnott s personal history of his own obsession with climbing since he was a teenager through professional climbing triumphs and defeats and the dilemmas they render makes this a deeply reported enchanting revelation about living life to the fullest What are we doing if not an impossible climbSynnott delves into a raggedy culture that emerged decades earlier during Yosemite s Golden Age when pioneering climbers like Royal Robbins and Warren Harding invented the sport that Honnold would turn on its ear Painting an authentic wry portrait of climbing history and profiling Yosemite heroes and the harleuin tribes of climbers known as the Stonemasters and the Stone Monkeys Synnott weaves in his. I love anything about climbing so I devoured this All of it is really interesting but just under half is actually about the El Cap free solo that it s understandably marketed in relation toThe other thing to note is that if you are a real climbing fan or even if you ve seen Valley Uprising Free Solo and a selection of Patagonia and North Face videos you will find all the stories familiar There aren t many details at all that haven t been covered elsewhere though the author does a nice job of bringing them together and I like the one on one off structure that s similar to Born to Run a chapter about Alex then one about climbing history rinse repeat How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim render makes this a deeply Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic revelation about living life to the fullest What are we doing if not an impossible climbSynnott delves into a A Daddy for Christmas really interesting but just under half is actually about the El Cap free solo that it s understandably marketed in Banned in Britain relation toThe other thing to note is that if you are a Hour of the Beast real climbing fan or even if you ve seen Valley Uprising Free Solo and a selection of Patagonia and North Face videos you will find all the stories familiar There aren t many details at all that haven t been covered elsewhere though the author does a nice job of bringing them together and I like the one on one off structure that s similar to Born to Run a chapter about Alex then one about climbing history Dictionary Of Dreams rinse The Love of a Latino repeat

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INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES MONTHLY BESTSELLEROne of the 10 Best Books of March  Paste MagazineA deeply reported insider perspective of Alex Honnold s historic achievement and the culture and history of climbing One of the most compelling accounts of a climb and the climbing ethos that I've ever read Sebastian JungerIn Mark Synnott s uniue window on the ethos of climbing his friend Alex Honnold s astonishing free solo ascent of El Capitan s 3000 feet of sheer granite is the central act When Honnold topped out at 928 AM on June 3 2017 having spent fewer than four hours on his historic ascent the world gave a collective gasp The New York Times described it as one of the great athletic feats. Good story telling which even a non rock climber can appreciate and relate to to a certain extent due to the technicalities of so many different climb moves and tools I will certainly feel nervous about the El Cap free solo climb by Alex had I not watched the movie Free Solo before hand Overall an enjoyable read Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, reported insider perspective of Alex Honnold s historic achievement and the culture and history of climbing One of the most compelling accounts of a climb and the climbing ethos that I've ever Homewrecker rock climber can appreciate and Make your own model forts & castles relate to to a certain extent due to the technicalities of so many different climb moves and tools I will certainly feel nervous about the El Cap free solo climb by Alex had I not watched the movie Free Solo before hand Overall an enjoyable Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury read

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Own experiences with poignant insight and wit tensions burst on the mile high northwest face of Pakistan s Great Trango Tower; fellow climber Jimmy Chin miraculously persuades an official in the Borneo jungle to allow Honnold s first foreign expedition led by Synnott to continue; armed bandits accost the same trio at the foot of a tower in the Chad desert   The Impossible Climb is an emotional drama driven by people exploring the limits of human potential and seeking a perfect choreographed dance with nature Honnold dared far beyond the ordinary beyond any climber in history But this story of sublime heights is really about all of us Who doesn t need to face down fear and make the most of the time we ha. Most interesting and engrossing book about climbing you ll readMark takes you through a journey from the early hard core in Yosemite and around the world to Alex s historic climbI ve seen the film but this is far better I just couldn t put this down have no nails left The Numbers Game really about all of us Who doesn t need to face down fear and make the most of the time we ha. Most interesting and engrossing book about climbing you ll Tall man riding. readMark takes you through a journey from the early hard core in Yosemite and around the world to Alex s historic climbI ve seen the film but this is far better I just couldn t put this down have no nails left

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6 thoughts on “The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life

  1. says:

    Good story telling which even a non rock climber can appreciate and relate to to a certain extent due to the technicalities of so many different climb moves and tools I will certainly feel nervous about the El Cap free solo climb by Alex had I not watched the movie “Free Solo” before hand Overall an enjoyable read

  2. says:

    I love anything about climbing so I devoured this All of it is really interesting but just under half is actually about the El Cap free solo that it's understandably marketed in relation toThe other thing to note is that if you are a real climbing fan or even if you've seen Valley Uprising Free Solo and a selecti

  3. says:

    Most interesting and engrossing book about climbing you’ll readMark takes you through a journey from the early hard core in Yosemite and around the world to Alex’s historic climbI’ve seen the film but this is far better I just couldn’t put this down & have no nails left

  4. says:

    Being in my younger days an alpiniste I did mostly enjoy this book Otherwise I have my doubts And the constant American jargon grates than a little Most armchair readers might well consider the whole idea of this and other solo climbs as stupid Make up your mind where you are before you buy

  5. says:

    Boyfriend loves it He is mid way and saying it’s such a great bookHe loves bouldering at an indoor centre in England So he has a passion for climbing already Age 27

  6. says:

    I enjoyed the build up to the main event

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