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Alex Honnold is one of the world's best 'free solo' climbers, he scales impossible rock faces without ropes, pitons or any support of any kind. Exhilarating, brilliant and dangerous, there is a purity to Alex's climbs that is easy to comprehend, but also impossible to fathom; in the last forty years, only a handful of climbers have pushed themselves as far, 'free soloing' to the absolute limit of human capabilities.
Half of them are dead.
From Yosemite's famous Half Dome to the frighteningly difficult El Sendero Luminoso in Mexico, Alone on the Wall explores 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 truth of being free to pursue your passions and the ability to maintain a singular focus, even in the face of mortal danger.
About the Authors
Alex 'No Big Deal' Honnold is a professional rock climber whose audacious free solo ascents have made him one of the most recognized and followed climbers in the world. Honnold has been profiled by 60 Minutes and the New York Times, featured on the cover of National Geographic, and has starred in numerous adventure films, including the Emmy-nominated Alone on the Wall. He is also the founder of the Honnold Foundation, an environmental not-for-profit charity that seeks simple, sustainable ways to improve lives around the world. Alex is the subject of the BAFTA and Oscar winning film Free Solo.
David Roberts is the author of Alone on the Ice and co-author, with Conrad Anker, of The Lost Explorer, about the discovery of George Mallory's body on Mt. Everest.
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 29th August 2020
Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.25