The impossible climb : Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the climbing life / Mark Synnott.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "One slip, one false move, one missed toehold, and you're dead. Alex Honnold, the #1 free solo climber in the world, chose the route known as Freerider on Yosemite's El Capitan, a series of pitches so hard that it's newsworthy when someone free climbs it with a rope. No one had ever 'free soloed' it before; only a few people have ever even contemplated it. That four-hour climb on June 3, 2017, was, simply, one of the boldest feats in human history. At the same time, it was almost unbearable to watch--as Mark Synnott did"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      "The Hon is going to freesolo El Cap" -- Crazy kids of America -- A vision of the stonemasters' lightning -- Stone monkey -- Crashing the gravy train on the vertical mile -- The secret weapon, Mr. Safety, and Xiao Pung-- Non-profit -- Secret dawn walls -- Amygdala -- The source -- "Her attitude is awesome" -- Fun.
    • ISBN:
      9781101986646
      1101986646
    • Accession Number:
      2018007271
    • Accession Number:
      on1027820794
      1027820794
    • Accession Number:
      fay.645432
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SYNNOTT, M. The impossible climb : Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the climbing life. [s.l.] : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 18 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Synnott M. The Impossible Climb : Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life. Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645432. Accessed August 18, 2019.
    • APA:
      Synnott, M. (2018). The impossible climb : Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the climbing life. Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645432
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Synnott, Mark. 2018. The Impossible Climb : Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life. Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645432.
    • Harvard:
      Synnott, M. (2018) The impossible climb : Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the climbing life. Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645432 (Accessed: 18 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Synnott, M 2018, The impossible climb : Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the climbing life, Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, viewed 18 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Synnott, Mark. The Impossible Climb : Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life. Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645432.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Synnott, Mark. The Impossible Climb : Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life. Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645432.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Synnott M. The impossible climb : Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the climbing life [Internet]. Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC; 2018 [cited 2019 Aug 18]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.645432

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 February #1

"Climbing was the one thing in his life that lit his fire," Synnott (Baffin Island, 2008) writes of Alex Honnold, the American rock climber now famous for being the first person to perform a solo climb of the massive El Capitan rock formation in Yosemite National Park without ropes or protective equipment. Describing the iconic El Capitan as "3,000 feet of sheer, gleaming, glacier-polished wall," the author—himself a climber and friend of Honnold—follows the meticulous and vagabond Honnold's winding path to "El Cap" while also acting as a guide into the world of extreme adventurers and climbers, who view risk-taking as an "existential salve." Synnott's admiration for the subject matter results in a lot of plodding backstory between the climbs themselves; the book works best when exploring the psychological challenges of such harrowing endeavors. The 2018 documentary Free Solo captures Honnold's story and his sweaty-palm-inducing feat in a more concise and visceral way, but those looking to know more about the people and culture of climbing's past and present will be roped in by this sporting memoir-biography hybrid. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 January #1

Accomplished climber Synnott (Baffin Island) presents an insider's look at acclaimed climber Alex Honnold's historic first free solo ascent (climbing without the safety of ropes) of Yosemite's 3,000-foot El Capitan, stories of his own expeditions, and a history of climbing's biggest names and feats. With the help of YouTube videos, Honnold has made himself into climbing's most recognizable name owing to his ability to set aside fear while scaling staggering cliffs without the use of ropes. Synnott, who has been one of Honnold's climbing partners for years, delves into his friend's life with unparalleled access to identify how Honnold accomplishes what he does, including details of their harrowing climbing experiences in places such as Borneo and Oman as well as Yosemite and other national parks. VERDICT Coinciding with the wide-release documentary, Free Solo, about Honnold's historic climb. Readers will pick this up for Honnold but will be equally engrossed by Synnott's own adventures and writing. A worthy companion to Honnold's memoir Alone on the Wall and Tommy Caldwell's The Push.—David Miller, Farmville P.L., NC

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