Alone on the Wall (Expanded)


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$16.95  $15.76
W. W. Norton & Company
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5.4 X 8.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Alex Honnold is a world-class American rock climber best known for his free solo ascents of big walls.
David Roberts is Professor of English and Dean of the Arts at Birmingham City University. He is the author of Pinacotheca Bettertonaeana: The Library of a Seventeenth-Century Actor (2013) and Thomas Betterton: The Greatest Actor of the Restoration Stage (Cambridge, 2010), which was shortlisted for the Theatre Library Association's George Freedley Memorial Award in 2011. He has also written many journal articles, including in Shakespeare Quarterly.


Alex Honnold spends his life cheating death.
Alone on the Wall is set to inspire multitudes [of climbers]. With his off-the-charts abilities and laconic, whip-smart, no-B.S. persona, Honnold has made climbing cool.
Honnold here recounts his ascents on some of the world's most dangerous rock walls. You'll come away questioning his sanity for choosing this controversial sport...but it's also impossible not to feel awe.
Honnold blows wide open any conventional understanding of the term 'comfort zone.'...He engagingly conveys his love of climbing.--Barbara J. King
[Honnold] is the foremost practitioner of the dark art of free solo rock climbing--ascending extremely difficult cliffs hundreds, sometimes thousands, of feet tall without ropes or protection hardware of any kind. That is every bit as stupefying as it sounds.
[Honnold's] ability to connect with a larger audience and bring a humble perspective to his many accomplishments makes him a great ambassador to the sport...[R]eading the vivid descriptions captured by Honnold and Roberts will surely cover the book's pages in a fine layer of palm sweat.