The Push

Author: Tommy Caldwell
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405924756
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'A real page-turner . . . captivating and deeply moving' Climb magazine In 2015 freeclimber Tommy Caldwell spent 19 days summiting Yosemite's vertical, 3000-foot Dawn Wall - the hardest climb in history. It was the culmination of seven years planning and a lifetime's determination. Here, he recounts how he got there, the falls and set backs (being held hostage, losing his index finger, the break-up of his marriage), the summits conquered and the fears overcome. It is a story about drive, focus and how to achieve the impossible - one toehold at a time. 'Caldwell's story is one of the best. You get more than just a climbing adventure, you get the inside view of how a person can endure crushing setbacks and persist to fulfill a spectacular vision' Jim Collins, author of Good to Great 'Heart-stopping, absorbing' Daily Mail 'Captivating and unfailingly honest' Jon Krakauer 'This isn't just a book about climbing, it's about laser sharp focus in all aspects of life' Scott Jurek, author of Eat & Run 'Absolutely captivating, thrills, enriches' Denver Post

Choices

Author: Carol McManus
Publisher: CKC Global Publishing
ISBN: 1938015835
Size: 33.50 MB
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Climbing Big Walls

Author: Mike Strassman
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
ISBN:
Size: 16.19 MB
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Intensive instruction for ascending vertical walls. Big wall climbs are guaranteed adventure. Asport with highly complex gear and extremely demanding techniques, big wall climbing is a rigorous, exciting activity. Discover your full physical potential while experiencing Nature's splendor. Find harmonies you've never encountered from within yourself. This climbing manual discusses the gear and the support systems required for big wall ascents. It describes the demanding techniques needed to rise straight up the face of almost any big wall. Climbing ethics and other miscellaneous big wall topics are discussed.

Dirty Inspirations

Author: Terri Schneider
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
ISBN: 1578266033
Size: 45.69 MB
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The search to find one’s own limits and surpass them is what defines us as human beings. By consciously choosing to walk the path of most resistance, we come to a better understanding of ourselves, and our potential for physical, mental and emotional growth. And nowhere is this universal journey better represented than in the crucible of extreme endurance sports, where athletes are truly pushed beyond the bounds of what seems possible. Direct from the trenches of ultra-endurance racing and mountaineering, Dirty Inspirations takes readers through environments as majestic as they are unforgiving—all while presenting the unique perspective of a woman who has made it her life’s work to exceed her limits. From the brutal heat of the Sahara, to the deep jungles of the Amazon and the awe-inspiring peaks of Denali, Terri Schneider’s quest to find the answers to life’s ultimate questions have taken her to the furthest reaches of the Earth. Now, readers have the chance to experience for themselves what can truly be accomplished when you reject common sense, personal safety and preconceptions of what is possible. Seen through the eyes of one of the most diversely experienced female endurance athletes on the planet, the stories in Dirty Inspirations showcase discomfort as a virtue, reinvigorating the life-long athlete and providing encouragement to anyone looking to bring more action into their lives. Part philosophical journey, part spiritual awakening, and part riveting drama, the stories presented in Dirty Inspirations embody the incredible resiliency of the human body and the indomitable nature of the human spirit. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Beneath The Shadow

Author: Justin Gardiner
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820354953
Size: 55.48 MB
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In February 2010, with the help of a friend who works as a photographer with a National Geographic-sponsored cruise line, Justin Gardiner boarded a ship bound for Antarctica. A stowaway of sorts, Gardiner used his experiences on this voyage as the narrative backdrop for Beneath the Shadow, a compelling firsthand account that breathes new life into the nineteenth-century journals of Antarctic explorers such as Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, and Captain Roald Amundsen. Beneath the Shadow is centered on journal excerpts by eight famous explorers, which Gardiner uses as touchstones for modern-day experiences of harsh seas, chance encounters, rugged terrain, and unspeakable beauty. With equal parts levity and lyricism, Gardiner navigates the distance between the historical and the contemporary, the artistic and the scientific, the heroic and the mundane. The bold and tragic tales of Antarctic explorers have long held our collective imagination-almost as much as the mythically remote land such explorers ventured to-and this book makes those voices come to life as few ever have.

Alpinist

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