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The Resource Alone on the wall, Alex Honnold with David Roberts

Alone on the wall, Alex Honnold with David Roberts

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Alone on the wall
Title
Alone on the wall
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Alex Honnold with David Roberts
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eng
Summary
The life and death-defying feats of Alex Honnold, a visionary climber of the sort that comes along only once in a generation. Only a few years ago, Alex Honnold was little known beyond a small circle of hardcore climbers. Today, at the age of thirty, he is probably the most famous adventure athlete in the world. In that short time, he has proven his expertise in many styles of climbing and has shattered speed records, pioneered routes, and won awards within each discipline. More spectacularly still, he has pushed the most extreme and dangerous form of climbing far beyond the limits of what anyone thought was possible. Free soloing, Honnold's specialty, is a type of climbing performed without a rope, a partner, or hardware-such as pitons, nuts, or cams-for aid or protection. The results of climbing this way are breathtaking, but the stakes are ultimate: if you fall, you die. In Alone on the Wall, Honnold recounts the seven most astonishing climbing achievements so far in his meteoric and still-evolving career. He narrates the drama of each climb, along with reflective passages that illuminate the inner workings of his highly perceptive and discerning mind. We share in the jitters and excitements he feels waking in his van (where he lives full time) before a climb; we see him self-criticize in his climbing journal (a veritable bible for students of the sport); and we learn his secrets to managing fear-his most enviable talent. Veteran climber and award-winning author David Roberts writes part of each chapter in his own voice, and he calls on other climbers and the sport's storied past to put Alex's tremendous accomplishments in perspective.Whenever Honnold speaks in public, he is asked the same two questions: "Aren't you afraid you're going to die?" and "Why do you do this?" Alone on the Wall takes us around the world and through the highs and lows in the life of a climbing superstar to answer those fascinating questions. Honnold's extraordinary life, and his idiosyncratic worldview, have much to teach us about risk, reward, and the ability to maintain a singular focus, even in the face of extreme danger
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Honnold, Alex
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other
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Read by Andrew Eiden and Will Damron
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  • 1983-
  • 1943-
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  • Damron, Will
  • Eiden, Andrew
  • Roberts, David
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  • Honnold, Alex
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountaineers
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adult
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not applicable
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Alone on the wall, Alex Honnold with David Roberts
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Blackstone Audio: ZMbn5o
Carrier category
audiodisc
Content category
spoken word
Control code
p225763912
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (approximately 7 hrs.)
Isbn
9781504643962
Media category
audio
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZMbn5o
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225763912
  • (Sirsi) p225763912
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System requirements: Requires the use of an MP3 enabled CD player or computer
Label
Alone on the wall, Alex Honnold with David Roberts
Publication
Copyright
Note
Blackstone Audio: ZMbn5o
Carrier category
audiodisc
Content category
spoken word
Control code
p225763912
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (approximately 7 hrs.)
Isbn
9781504643962
Media category
audio
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZMbn5o
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225763912
  • (Sirsi) p225763912
System details
System requirements: Requires the use of an MP3 enabled CD player or computer

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