Alone on the Wall

Including two new chapters on Alex Honnolds free solo ascent of the iconic 3,000 foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park On June 3rd, 2017, Alex Honnold became the first person to free solo Yosemite s El Capitanto scale the wall without rope, a partner, or any protective gearcompleting what was

Classic Krakauer: After the Fall, Mark Foo's Last Ride and Other Essays from the Vault

The gripping articles in Classic Krakauer, originally published in periodicals such as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian, display the singular investigative reporting that made Jon Krakauer famousand show why he is considered a standard bearer of modern journalism Spanning an extraordinary

The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life

The climbing community had long considered a free solo ascent of El Capitan an impossible feat so far beyond human limits that it was not worth thinking about When Alex Honnold topped out at 9 28 am on June 3, 2017, having spent fewer than four hours on his historic ascent, the world gave a

A Woman's Place Is at the Top: A Biography of Annie Smith Peck, Queen of the Climbers

Annie Smith Peck is one of the most accomplished women of the twentieth century that you have never heard of Peck was a scholar, writer, lecturer, mountain climber, swimmer, oarswoman, horsewoman, splendid conversationalist, and well trained listener She was a feminist and an independent thinker

Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival

Touching the Void is the heart stopping account of Joe Simpson s terrifying adventure in the Peruvian Andes He and his climbing partner, Simon, reached the summit of the remote Siula Grande in June 1985 A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frost bitten, with news that