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...If you come by the show and we will do our very best to get you in, but we can't guarantee anything.
Presentation and book signing
Thursday, November 12th at 7:30p
Hampshire College, Amherst MA
Main Lecture Room, Franklin Patterson Hall
Presented by and a fundraiser for the Western Mass Climber's Coalition
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ALONE ON THE WALL [W. W. Norton & Company; November 9, 2015; $26.95 hardcover] takes us on an exciting journey alongside the most visionary and bold rock climber of our generation, one death-defying climbing achievement at a time.
A thirty-year old climbing sensation, Alex Honnold fearlessly pushes the limits of free solo rock climbing, scaling incredible heights without a rope, without a partner, and without any securing gear. If he falls, he dies. ALONE ON THE WALL recounts seven of Honnold’s most extreme climbing experiences, including free soloing Sendero Luminoso in Mexico and climbing the FitzTraverse in Patagonia. Each chapter narrates the thrilling adventure of one climb, with reflective and introspective passages throughout that take readers inside Honnold’s head and at least begin to answer the question, “What is this guy thinking?” Veteran climber and award-winning author David Roberts uses the judgments of other climbers to contextualize Honnold’s astonishing accomplishments, many of which were once widely considered impossible.
In addition to being a daredevil rock climber, Honnold is a famed world explorer whose travails are rich with memorable lessons about risk, reward, and focus in the face of unimaginable danger. His stories are as inspiring as they are thrilling, perhaps leaving readers with the courage to climb great heights in their own lives.
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The WMCC has continued to expand it's mission protecting and preserving climbing areas in western Mass with another very successful year. We've got an aggressive agenda both in terms of fundraising and protection efforts. The latest news is the transfer of our remaining $30,000 commercial loan for the Farley property to the Access Fund saving the WMCC nearly $3,500 in interest. Money we can put to better use elsewhere. Check the Access Fund for more information. (www.accessfund.org)
The financial obligations to continue the work we do remain however and we are asking all of you in the climbing community and those that support the mission of the WMCC to consider an end of year donation. Any and all amounts are valuable.
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