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Alone on the Wall (Expanded Edition)

Narrated by: Andrew Eiden, Will Damron
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
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Includes two new chapters on Alex Honnold's 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 Capitan - to scale the wall without rope, a partner, or any protective gear - completing what was described as "the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport" (National Geographic) and "one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever" (New York Times). Already one of the most famous adventure athletes in the world, Honnold has now been hailed as "the greatest climber of all time" (Vertical magazine).

Alone on the Wall recounts the most astonishing achievements of Honnold's extraordinary life and career, brimming with lessons on living fearlessly, taking risks, and maintaining focus even in the face of extreme danger. Now Honnold tells, for the first time and in his own words, the story of his three hours and 56 minutes on the sheer face of El Cap, which Outside called "the moon landing of free soloing.... A generation-defining climb. Bad ass and beyond words.... One of the pinnacle sporting moments of all time."

©2018 Alex Honnold (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • thedeaner
  • 2019-08-14

As a climber this book is like porn to me!

Loved the expanded edition! I read the original and had to see what was added after “The Solo” and it did not disappoints
But the only change I could wish for is for Alex to have done his own narration vs having someone else. It would have added to the story and for those of us who have watched Alex for a decade or so would love to hear his voice tell the story.
But overall a great book!

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  • eric
  • 2019-07-26

amazing

beat book I've read in a long time. so much l explained and gives a ton of insight