The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life by Mark Synnott

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Inside the world of high-stakes rock climbing—and the sport’s most magnificent feat.

Written by Jenn Thornton

Alex Honnold’s rope-free ascent of the iconic El Capitan in Yosemite National Park is one of the amazing feats in sporting history, likened to “the moon landing of free soling” by the New York Times. This new account of that astounding event—the subject of Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo—and the risk-driven ethos that makes Honnold the class of the climbing universe, explores the unlimited nature of one man—and the limits of man itself. 

Buy now on Amazon. All proceeds benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.