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Alone on the Wall (Expanded Edition)

Narrated by: Andrew Eiden, Will Damron
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
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Includes two new chapters on Alex Honnold's free solo ascent of the iconic 3,000-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park

On June 3rd, 2017, Alex Honnold became the first person to free solo Yosemite's El Capitan - to scale the wall without rope, a partner, or any protective gear - completing what was described as "the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport" (National Geographic) and "one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever" (New York Times). Already one of the most famous adventure athletes in the world, Honnold has now been hailed as "the greatest climber of all time" (Vertical magazine).

Alone on the Wall recounts the most astonishing achievements of Honnold's extraordinary life and career, brimming with lessons on living fearlessly, taking risks, and maintaining focus even in the face of extreme danger. Now Honnold tells, for the first time and in his own words, the story of his three hours and 56 minutes on the sheer face of El Cap, which Outside called "the moon landing of free soloing.... A generation-defining climb. Bad ass and beyond words.... One of the pinnacle sporting moments of all time."

©2018 Alex Honnold (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Boring

Feels like half the dialogue is just the number ratings of every pitch ever climbed “5.14” “5.10a” blah blah. Film is good, book is boring

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  • Sean
  • 10-09-19

Absolutely Fascinating

I just recently learned of Alex Honnold and his amazing free solo climbs. After watching Solo on Hulu one night last week, I became addicted to the idea of rock climbing. I forced my girlfriend to watch the documentary the following night, watching it myself for the second time in as many days. After my second, sweaty palmed viewing, I searched for Alex's book, alone on the wall. I finished the book in two days. I cannot get enough of Alex Honnold. I wish I could be so singularly focused. Rock climber or not, it's difficult to read this book and not immediately book a Yosemite vacation. I am inspired.

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  • Zachary
  • 04-09-19

Loved every moment

This is an amazing book and i would recommend it to anyone! You'll see a few reviews mentioning how the reader is blissfully unaware of any climbing nomenclature and this is true...BUT they're far and in-between and almost went over my head at times due to the fact i was enjoying the book so much. I have enjoyed a lot of books going over the personal feats of ones climbing and overall the life of a climber in general and Alone all the wall is just as good as any of the best. If you have followed Alex and his climbing which i am sure you have and that is why you are here this book gives you some deeper insight onto how and why he is who he is, minor details complete a bigger picture that were overlooked in previous accounts and interviews and it was a joy to see it all come together from his own personal accounts.

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  • thedeaner
  • 14-08-19

As a climber this book is like porn to me!

Loved the expanded edition! I read the original and had to see what was added after “The Solo” and it did not disappoints
But the only change I could wish for is for Alex to have done his own narration vs having someone else. It would have added to the story and for those of us who have watched Alex for a decade or so would love to hear his voice tell the story.
But overall a great book!

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  • eric
  • 26-07-19

amazing

beat book I've read in a long time. so much l explained and gives a ton of insight