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The Impossible Climb by Mark Synnott

The Impossible Climb

The Impossible Climb by Mark Synnott
Mar 05, 2019 | 416 Pages
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Advance Praise for The Impossible Climb

“With the possible exception of the lunar landings, free-soloing El Capitan may rank as one of the most audacious—and terrifying—things a human being has ever done. Synnott’s narrative plasters you a 3,000-foot granite cliff and doesn’t let you go until the climb is done. It is one of the most compelling accounts of a climb and the climbing ethos that I’ve ever read.”
Sebastian Junger, #1 New York Times bestselling author of TribeWar, and The Perfect Storm

“Mark Synnott’s The Impossible Climb is to climbing what William Finnegan’s Barbarian Days is to surfing.”
—John Long, writer, producer, and pioneer of “free solo” rock climbing

“Immensely enjoyable. Tapping his own impressive mountaineering resume, Mark Synnott dives deep into the rebellious counterculture of extreme climbing to get inside the head of Alex Honnold, the planet’s foremost rock climber. What motivated Honnold to free climb El Capitan without a rope? ‘Because it’s there’ doesn’t come close to explaining it. Synnott’s The Impossible Climb does.” 
—Andy Hall, author of Denali’s Howl

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