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  • The Push

  • A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits
  • Written by: Tommy Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 62
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50

On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history - Yosemite’s nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, after 19 days on the route. This engrossing memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of the sport-climbing circuit.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read, inspiring!

  • By ian on 2019-05-13

Climbers will love this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-04-14

I am a climber and I’ve looked up to Tommy Caldwell as a kind of role model since I first saw him in the movie Progression (2009). In that movie he was just starting the Dawn Wall project. This book is the long-awaited answer to the question: can it be climbed? Obviously, the answer is yes. But there’s more to it than that! He tells a story of fatherhood, love, and loss that is told from the point of view of someone with an admirable attitude on life. A stellar read!