Climbing Free

Author: Lynn Hill
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393324334
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The memoirs of the woman rock climber who was the first person to accomplish a "free ascent" of the Nose on Yosemite's El Capitan describe her early days as a Hollywood stunt artist, friendships with other climbers, near-fatal eighty-foot fall, and personal strategies. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Climb Injury Free

Author: Jared Vagy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692831892
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Ever wonder how to take your climbing to the next level? Has injury prevented you from climbing? Whether you're a professional athlete or a novice climber, ?Climb Injury-Free? is the guide that will take your climbing to the next level. The book utilizes the ?Rock Rehab Pyramid,? the most advanced injury prevention and athletic performance program built specifically for rock climbers. You will learn how to diagnosis, treat and prevent the 10 most common climbing injuries in step-by-step chapters.Learn exclusive injury advice with over 30 profiles from top professional climbers including Adam Ondra, Sasha DiGiulian Sean McColl, Jonathan Siegrist and many more. Now you can utilize the system used by thousands of climbers worldwide and see the results for yourself. Start today on the path to recovery and take your climbing to the next level. Climb on!

Yosemite Climbs

Author: Don Reid
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 9780934641593
Size: 58.32 MB
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Coverage of over 2000 free climbs in the Yosemite Valley

Free Climb

Author: Jake Maddox
Publisher: Capstone Classroom
ISBN: 143420880X
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Contemporary stories about teamwork and sportsmanship.

Free Climbing With John Bachar

Author: John Bachar
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780811725170
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This volume includes Bachar's best techniques for face and crack climbing, practicing with bouldering and top roping, physical and mental training plans, and Bachar's views of free soloing and ethics.

Zion Climbing

Author: Bryan Bird
Publisher: Supertopo
ISBN:
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Zion Climbing includes more than 250 free climbing routes and 25 hammerless big wall climbs. All the popular aid and free climbs are covered, along with more than 100 previously unpublished routes. Author Bryan Bird has personally climbed nearly all of the routes in the book in order to bring a level of detail and accuracy never seen before in a Zion guide.

Never Look Down

Author: James Kingston
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
ISBN: 1911274430
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James Kingston loves to climb. Whether he's scaling a tree at his local park or ascending to the very top of a crane, looking down always brings about the best kind of rush. And yet it wasn't always this way. Afraid of heights as a child, James vowed to confront an almost crippling phobia. He was transformed, and became one of the most daring and unique free climbers on the planet. Today, James is the go-to man for everything HIGH. Think Wembley Stadium or the Eiffel tower - James has conquered some of the most iconic locations in the world. Packed with death-defying POV pictures, Never Look Down tells how James faces down danger, where his favourite free climbing locations are, and takes you to the top of the world.

Freedom Climbers

Author: Bernadette McDonald
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594857571
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CLICK HERE to download the first chapter from Freedom Climbers (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) "One of the most important mountaineering books to be written for many years." —Boardman-Tasker Prize See this book trailer for Freedom Climbers made by RMB Books, its publisher in Canada, where the cover is slightly different from the Mountaineers Books U.S. edition * Behind the Iron Curtain, Cold War mountaineers found freedom on the world's highest peaks—and paid an awful price to achieve it * Winner of the Boardman-Tasker Prize, Banff Grand Prize, and American Alpine Club Literary Award Freedom Climbers tells the story of Poland's truly remarkable mountaineers who dominated Himalayan climbing during the period between the end of World War II and the start of the new millennium. The emphasis here is on their "golden age" in the 1980s and 1990s when, despite the economic and social baggage of their struggling country, Polish climbers were the first to tackle the world's highest mountains during winter, including the first winter ascents on seven of the world's fourteen 8000-meter peaks: Everest, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna, and Lhotse. Such successes, however, came at a serious cost: 80 percent of Poland's finest high-altitude climbers died on the high mountains during the same period they were pursuing these first ascents. Award-winning writer Bernadette McDonald addresses the social, political, and cultural context of this golden age, and the hardships of life under Soviet rule. Polish climbers, she argues, were so tough because their lives at home were so tough—they lost family members to World War II and its aftermath and were so much more poverty-stricken than their Western counterparts that they made much of their own climbing gear. While Freedom Climbers tells the larger story of an era, McDonald shares charismatic personal narratives such as that of Wanda Rutkiewicz, expected to be the first woman to climb all 8000-meter peaks until she disappeared on Kanchenjunga in 1992; Jerzy Kukuczka, who died in a fall while attempting the south face of Lhotse; and numerous other renowned climbers including Voytek Kurtyka, Artur Hajzer, Andrej Zawaka, and Krzysztof Wielicki. This is a fascinating window into a different world, far-removed from modernity yet connected by the strange allure of the mountain landscape, and a story of inspiring passion against all odds. This title is part of our LEGENDS AND LORE series. Click here > to learn more.

The Push

Author: Tommy Caldwell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399562729
Size: 80.89 MB
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A New York Times Bestseller A dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite’s El Capitan “The rarest of adventure reads: it thrills with colorful details of courage and perseverance but it enriches readers with an absolutely captivating glimpse into how a simple yet unwavering resolve can turn adversity into reward.” —The Denver Post 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 nineteen days on the route. Caldwell’s odds-defying feat was the culmination of an entire lifetime of pushing himself to his limits as an athlete. 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. Caldwell’s affinity for adventure then led him to the vertigo-inducing and little understood world of big wall free climbing. But his evolution as a climber was not without challenges; in his early twenties, he was held hostage by militants in a harrowing ordeal in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Soon after, he lost his left index finger in an accident. Later his wife, and main climbing partner, left him. Caldwell emerged from these hardships with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. He set his sights on free climbing El Capitan’s biggest, steepest, blankest face—the Dawn Wall. This epic assault took more than seven years, during which time Caldwell redefined the sport, found love again, and became a father. The Push is an arresting story of focus, drive, motivation, endurance, and transformation, a book that will appeal to anyone seeking to overcome fear and doubt, cultivate perseverance, turn failure into growth, and find connection with family and with the natural world.

Keep Climbing

Author: Sean Swarner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743292057
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Recounts a cancer survivor's inspirational life and climb of Mt. Everest, describing how he beat two types of cancer in his early teens and how he achieved a successful summit of Mt. Everest with only one lung.