Alone on the Wall, Expanded Edition

Written by:
Alex Honnold
Narrated by:
Will Damron , Andrew Eiden

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2019
8 hours 47 minutes
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 fifty-six 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.”
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Philip J.

Very good book with a more comprehensive look into Honnold's life, mostly through his own point of view, compared to the movie. The occasional inputs from relevant people interacted with during some parts were good to get a slightly more complex view of the situation and the personality traits of Alex. What stayed with me the most was everything that didn't have anything to do with the actual climbing itself, rather the personal thoughts and reflections. Worth a read if you're a fan of Honnold's or liked the film.

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