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The Push
by Caldwell, Tommy

ISBN: 9780718183400
PUBLISHER: Michael Joseph Ltd
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 336
PUBLICATION DATE: 15.05.2017
DIMENSIONS: 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.6 centimetres

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A dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite s El Capitan On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history Yosemite s nearly vertical 3,000foot Dawn Wall, after nineteen days on the route. Caldwell s oddsdefying feat was the culmination of an entire lifetime of pushing himself to his limits as an athlete. This engrossing memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountainguide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of the sportclimbing circuit. Caldwell s affinity for adventure then led him to the vertigoinducing and little understood world of big wall free climbing. But his evolution as a climber was not without challenges; in his early twenties, he was held hostage by militants in a harrowing ordeal in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Soon after, he lost his left index finger in an accident. Later his wife, and main climbing partner, left him. Caldwell emerged from these hardships with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. He set his sights on free climbing El Capitan s biggest, steepest, blankest face the Dawn Wall. This epic assault took more than seven years, during which time Caldwell redefined the sport, found love again, and became a father. The Push is an arresti

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