Alone on the Wall : Alex Honnold and the Ultimate Limits of Adventure
by Alex Honnold, David Roberts
Editor: Pan MacMillan
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RivetingHonnold is neither foolish nor recklessAlone on the Wall turns out to be one of quite unique and extremely attractive young manJon KrakauerA twelve-year-old child in the audience raised his hand and asked: “Aren’t you afraid you’re going to die?Without missing a beat, Alex replied, “We all got to die sometimes.You might as well go big.”Alex Honnold is 28 years old, and perhaps the world’s best “free solo” climber, scaling impossible rock faces without ropes, pitons or and support of any kindThere is a purity of Alex climbing that is easy to understand, but impossible to define; in the last forty years, only a handful of climbers have pushed “free, solo” to the razor blade riskHalf of them are dead.From Yosemite famous half Dome of the frightfully difficult El Sendero Luminoso to Mexico, Alone, on the Wall is structured around Alex’s seven most extraordinary climbing achievements to dateThese are stories to make your palms sweat and your feet curl with vertigoTogether they get to the heart of how – and why – Alex does what he doesPassionate, edifying and truly impressive, Alone, on the Wall, a book on the essential truths of risk and reward, and the ability to maintain a singular point, even in the face of extreme danger
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