Rock Climbing Prodigy Releases New Book That Will Make Any Reader Sweat With Fear

Few books illicit a reaction like this new book from rock-climbing phenom Alex Honnold. It will make you sweat in fear. The only book that came close for me was Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas but I think those were just withdrawal shakes.

Honnold’s book Alone On The Wall is a must for rock-climbers, thrill-seekers, adrenaline junkies or anyone just looking to sweat one out during a long read.

Alex Honnold, the world-renowned, free-solo rock climber, is releasing his highly-anticipated memoir Alone on the Wall. The book gives readers a first-person account of seven of Honnold’s most harrowing climbs (including including free-soloing Sendero Luminoso in Mexico and climbing the Fitz Traverse in Patagonia), while also presenting a glimpse into the life and personality of the man behind these death-defying achievements and what makes him tick.

A thirty-year-old climbing phenomenon, Alex Honnold pushes the limits of free soloing beyond anything previously attempted, as he climbs without a rope, without a partner, and without any gear to attach himself to the wall. If he falls, he dies. In Alone on the Wall, Honnold recounts the seven most astonishing achievements thus far in his meteoric career, including free-soloing Sendero Luminoso in Mexico and climbing the Fitz Traverse in Patagonia. Each chapter narrates the drama of one climb, along with reflective and introspective passages that get at what makes Honnold tick. Veteran climber and award-winning author David Roberts quotes the judgments of other climbers to help put Honnold’s tremendous accomplishments in perspective.

Check out some of Alex’s biggest climbs from the past few years in the video above, read an excerpt from the new book here and grab a copy of Alone On A Wall when you’re done shaking in fear.

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