By Alex Honnold
'Riveting...Honnold is neither loopy nor reckless. Alone at the Wall unearths him to be an totally exact and very attractive younger man.' Jon Krakauer
A twelve-year-old child within the viewers raised his hand and requested, 'Aren't you afraid you're gonna die?'
Without lacking a beat, Alex shot again, 'We've all gotta die occasionally. you could besides cross big.'
Alex Honnold is 28 years outdated, and maybe the world's most sensible 'free solo' climber, scaling very unlikely rock faces with no ropes, pitons or and help of any style. there's a purity to Alex's climbs that's effortless to appreciate, yet very unlikely to fathom; within the final 40 years, just a handful of climbers have driven 'free soloing' to the razor fringe of possibility.
Half of them are useless.
From Yosemite's recognized part Dome to the frighteningly tricky El Sendero Luminoso in Mexico, by myself at the Wall is based round Alex's seven such a lot impressive hiking achievements to date. those are stories to make your arms sweat and your toes curl with vertigo. jointly, they get to the guts of ways - and why - Alex does what he does. intriguing, uplifting and actually awe-inspiring, Alone at the Wall is a ebook concerning the crucial truths of hazard and gift, and the facility to take care of a unique concentration, even within the face of maximum probability.
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