The impossible climb : Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the climbing life / Mark Synnott.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Erlanger Branch||796.522092 H773s 2018 (Text)||33126022609337||Adult Nonfiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781101986646
- ISBN: 1101986646
- Physical Description: viii, 405 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 
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The Hon is going to freesolo El Cap -- Crazy kids of America -- A vision of the stone masters' lightning -- The Stone monkey -- Crashing the gravy train on the vertical mile -- The secret weapon, Mr. safety, and Xiao Pung -- Nonprofit -- Secret dawn walls -- Amygdala -- The source -- "Her attitude is awesome" -- Fun.
"One slip, one false move, one missed toehold, and you're dead. Alex Honnold, the #1 free solo climber in the world, chose the route known as Freerider on Yosemite's El Capitan, a series of pitches so hard that it's newsworthy when someone free climbs it with a rope. No one had ever 'free soloed' it before; only a few people have ever even contemplated it. That four-hour climb on June 3, 2017, was, simply, one of the boldest feats in human history. At the same time, it was almost unbearable to watch--as Mark Synnott did"-- Provided by publisher.
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