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  1. says:

    Written by an accomplished fellow climber this story of the historic rope free climb of Yosemite's El Capitan by Alex Honnold is fascinating and full of interesting info about the technical aspects of the climb as well as the climbing world in general Honnold had been obsessed with climbing El Capitan for 9 years nearly a third of his life

  2. says:

    I enjoy reading books on mountaineering and climbing even though I would never be able to do the incredible things these athletes do Therefore I was very interested in this story how could someone climb that part of Yosemite

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    El Capitan also known as El Cap is a vertical rock formation in Yosemite The granite monolith is about 914m high and is a legendary mountain for rock climbers It took 47 days to climb it the first time and it was considered amongst the community of climbers that a ‘free solo’ attempt would be so far beyond human limits and endurance that it was virtually impossibleClimbing with a rope is pretty dangerous stuff but

  4. says:

    A look at events leading up to Alex Honnold's free solo of El Capitan described by the New York Times as one of the great athletic feats of any kind ever Big wall climber and alpinist Mark Synnott a self described old silverback to his young alpha climbing friend of ten years has enriched this story immeasurably by expanding the scope of the book beyond Honnold to include climbing history personal memoir and a

  5. says:

    Wow just finished this I picked this up after watching Free Solo and was thinking this would be of a behind the scenes look This book was not that This is really just the author’s story of his experiences and trips with Alex Honnold and a

  6. says:

    Very inspirational insight into Honnold’s outlook on climbing and life in general I enjoyed reading about a subject that I previously knew nothing about and really had little interest in At times I got a little tired of all the technical talk about climbing but overall enjoyed learning about the history of climbing a ma

  7. says:

    I loved the Oscar winning documentary Free Solo about Alex Honnold amazing free solo Thus I was excited to read this book However the title is a bit of a misnomer as much of the book is about the author and other climbers This left me dissappointed The last third of the book is of what I was expecting from the book overall Still interesting but not what I signed on for

  8. says:

    Great book outlining the history of climbing the importance of Yosemite characters of the climbing world and the moon landing of free solos

  9. says:

    I listened to most of this book on audio while training on a campus board so it was extra fun and motivating to learn about

  10. says:

    The Impossible Climb isn't just about men or women climbing a mountain no this is about El Capitan a sheer rock formation 3000 feet from base to summit many have tried to climb and have succeeded but over 30 fatalities have been recorded It has a sheer glacial rock face which makes it hard to climb Alex Honnold in 1917 not only c

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summary ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Mark Synnott

The climbing community had long considered a free Climb Alex Epub #217 solo ascent of El Capitan an impossible feat so far beyond human limits that it was not worth thinking about When Alex Honnold topped out at am on Junehaving spent fewer than four hours on his historic ascent the world gave a collective gasp His friend Tommy Caldwell who free climbed with The Impossible ePUB #192 a rope the nearby Dawn Wall in called Alex's ascent the moon landing of free soloing The New York Times described it as one of the great athletic feats of any kind ever It was almost unbearable to watch writes SynnottThis majestic work of personal history delves El Capitan also known as El Cap is a vertical rock formation in Yosemite The granite monolith is about 914m high and is a legendary mountain for rock climbers It took 47 days to climb it the first time and it was considered amongst the community of climbers that a free solo attempt would be so far beyond human limits and endurance that it was virtually impossibleClimbing with a rope is pretty dangerous stuff but climbing without is borderline insane in my opinion People have been doing it for a while though and Synnott s book takes us back to the origins of free climbing with Royal Robbins and Warren Harding as well as potted histories of the men known as the Stonemasters who made the Yosemite peaks their own But this book is primarily about the rise and rise of Alex Honnold who took the discipline of free solo climbing to another level literallyIn June 2017 Honnold surpassed himself by ascending El Cap without a rope in under four hoursThis achievement was seen as staggering across the climbing community and brought numerous accolades for this For those watching it was a constant heart in mouth moment thoughIn lots of ways I liked this book Synnott is a climbing insider and knows all the people that were involved in this as well as being steeped in the history of climbing in that part of the USA He writes well too The very end of the book is incredibly fast paced as describes the climb and the emotions going through all of those watching him ascend However I felt it was a little too stretched out as it took a long time to get to that point Not a bad book overall 35 stars

free read The Impossible Climb Alex Honnold El Capitan and the Climbing Life

The Impossible Climb Alex Honnold El Capitan and the Climbing Life

Into a raggedy culture that emerged decades earlier during Yosemite's Golden Age when pioneering climbers like Royal Impossible Climb Alex Epub #224 Robbins and Warren Harding invented the sport that Honnold would turn on its ear Synnott paints an authentic wry portrait of climbing history profiling Yosemite heroes John Bachar Peter Croft Dean Potter and the harleuin tribe of climbers known as the Stonemasters A veteran of the North Face climbing team and contributor to National Geographic Synnott weaves in his own amateur and professional experiences with Impossible Climb Alex Honnold El PDF poignant insight and wit Tensions burst on the mi Very inspirational insight into Honnold s outlook on climbing and life in general I enjoyed reading about a subject that I previously knew nothing about and really had little interest in At times I got a little tired of all the technical talk about climbing but overall enjoyed learning about the history of climbing a many of the major players in the climbing world

summary ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Mark Synnott

Le high northwest face of Pakistan's Great Trango Tower photographerclimber Jimmy Chin miraculously persuades an intransigent 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 dialed in dance with nature Impossible Climb Alex Honnold El PDF They dare beyond the ordinary but this story of the sublime is really about all of us Who doesn't need to face down fear and make the most of the time we have I listened to most of this book on audio while training on a campus board so it was extra fun and motivating to learn about some of the most epic climbs attempted to date A central event of the book is Alex Honnold s free solo of El Capitan but Synnott includes many of climbing s most central personalities and their respective adventures Whenever I read a book or see a movie centered around climbing culture I get the feeling that even if I wasn t obsessed with the sport the characters are so charismatic and funny that I d love these booksmovies anyway This book is fine a fairly interesting read but there are simply better alternatives available that keep me from recommending it Synnott seems torn between writing a memoir of his own adventures in climbing in kind of a self deprecating way and writing this free solo of El Cap centered story The two don t really mesh together all that well So if you re interested in learning about Mark Synnott this might be a good choice but if you re interested in rock climbing culture and specifically Honnold s free solo of El Cap just watch Free Solo The film does an outstanding job detailing not only the climb but also Honnold s character One of the selling points of this book is that Synnott has known Honnold as a friend for a few years so he knows him pretty well but Honnold isn t exactly elusive he s written an autobiography and speaks extensively about his motivations in the movie Free Solo In short fine book for a climber obsessed with climbing culture but I d recommend watching all the Sender Films movies instead Reel Rock series Valley Uprising Free Solo etc