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Publisher's Summary

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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Alex one hold at a time

Doing whatever you want and put you mind body and soul in your life one day at a time

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  • Pablo Lema
  • 2019-11-10

Surprisingly Slow Read

What could have been an exhilarating journey, was a surprisingly bum read with way too much filler. This could be a fun read at three chapters long. Disappointing.

A damn boring read.

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  • Polly
  • 2021-01-25

Meh

The narrator for 'Alex' is incredibly obnoxious and doesn't seem to understand his personality at all. I gave up because of that. While Alex might not be for everyone, in this book, he comes off as a self-entitled a#*$ole, rather than a person who really has no filter. For climbers who have been paying attention, there is also very little new information, so far as I have read, which you wouldn't already know.

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  • Kimberly
  • 2020-12-19

Boring, ended up disliking Alex Honnold

I'd you are a climber and can really truly appreciate technical climbing language then you may be able to hang on and finish book just to read about Alex's climbing feats. If you are a just a reader of outdoor non- fiction who loves to learn about other adventure sports and exciting outdoor stories, don't waste your time. There are a lot of stories that may be exciting If you are a climber, but the writer fails to make them seem so or even make me care what will happen to the individuals in the experience. I ended up not finishing and skipping around since overall, I ended up with an actual dislike for Alex, the main subject. Found him selfish and inhuman most of the time, at least from the perspective of the book. Although to be fair, people who are " genius" in their own field often come off that way whether or not they are. Overall boring and uninspiring to a non rock climber.

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  • Daniel
  • 2020-08-30

Last few chapters were great

I enjoyed this book, but it was a little confusing with different narrators. I saw the movie Free Solo and this book doesn't bring anything new although it gave a more in depth view of the mind of Alex. All in all a nice book.

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  • james toole
  • 2021-08-26

filling in these details completes the experience

As an ex boundary pushing alternative athlete from the seventies I'm able to vicariously understand how badass this achievement truly is.. Alex, you DA MAN EXPONENTIALLY. As your peer group already exist at such a high level, your evolution is in another stratosphere.

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  • Matthew Beyer
  • 2021-08-21

No insight beyond the obvious

This book is just a mostly tedious recollection of Honnold's climbing history. It offers little more insight than what's in his social media feeds or interviews. He has such a distinctive voice that it was odd to hear someone else's voice reading. It struck me as a little dishonest and a little self serving that he didn't mention that he's fallen several times soloing in Owen's River Gorge. Sort of overselling this "controlled risk" persona he has. Honnold is an interesting guy, but you'd never know from reading this book.

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  • Mango
  • 2021-07-14

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The audio story made me feel like I was there. You can be normal to be great.

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  • Spencer treadaway
  • 2021-04-16

amazing!

alex is a very special person and his book confirms it! I love this book and would recommend it to anyone!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-03-29

Alex Hannlove

Alex Hannlove is an insanely talented guy we're lucky to have him. Never read the push by tommy caldwell.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-02-07

Not bad

Firstly the narrarator makes Alex sound very arragont and full of himself, which judging by interviews that I have seen, doesn't seem to be the case. Secondly if you are not familiar with climbing jargon and know climbing spots it is difficult to follow with a lot of technical language being used. Interesting story, but glad I didn't pay for it.