Alone on the Wall: Alex Honnold with David Roberts (Nov 12th)



…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.