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From the age of thirteen when she began climbing, it was clear Lynn Hill had an unusual gift. Before long she was arguably the best rock climber in the world, establishing routes so bold and difficult that few others could follow. And in 1994, Lynn succeeded on a climb that no one'"man or woman'"has been able to repeat: the first "free ascent" of the Nose on Yosemite's El Capitan, which means that she climbed 3,000 feet of vertical granite without using gear to aid her ascent'"and all in under twenty-three hours. In Climbing FreeHill describes her famous climb and meditates on how she harnesses the strength and the courage to push herself to such extremes. She tells of her near-fatal 80-foot fall, her youth as a stunt artist for Hollywood, her friendships with climbing's most colorful personalities, and the tragedies and triumphs of her life in the vertical world. More than merely a story of adventure, this book stands out as a genuine, singular account of a life richly and boldly lived.

"Lynn Hill isn't just one of the best female climbers in the world'"she is among the greatest rock climbers of all time."'"Jon Krakauer, author of Into the Wildand Into Thin Air"[Hill's] story...is one of unbelievable determination, quiet inspiration and extraordinary courage."'"Publishers Weekly Daily"Lynn Hill is probably the greatest athlete the general public has never heard of."'"Boulder Daily Camera, Judith Lovdokken "A legend who has redefined the boundaries of adventure sports."'"Wired

Synopsis:

The legendary rock climber who redefined the boundaries of her sport tells her story.

Synopsis:

Hill describes her famous climb of the Nose on Yosemite's El Capitan and meditates on how she harnesses the strength and courage to push herself to such extremes. of full-color photos, 35 b&w photos.

Synopsis:

From the age of thirteen when she began climbing, it was clear Lynn Hill had an unusual gift. Before long she was arguably the best rock climber in the world, establishing routes so bold and difficult that few others could follow. And in 1994, Lynn succeeded on a climb that no one--man or woman--has been able to repeat: the first "free ascent" of the Nose on Yosemite's El Capitan, which means that she climbed 3,000 feet of vertical granite without using gear to aid her ascent--and all in under twenty-three hours. In Hill describes her famous climb and meditates on how she harnesses the strength and the courage to push herself to such extremes. She tells of her near-fatal 80-foot fall, her youth as a stunt artist for Hollywood, her friendships with climbing's most colorful personalities, and the tragedies and triumphs of her life in the vertical world. More than merely a story of adventure, this book stands out as a genuine, singular account of a life richly and boldly lived. "Lynn Hill isn't just one of the best female climbers in the world--she is among the greatest rock climbers of all time."--Jon Krakauer, author of and "[Hill's] story...is one of unbelievable determination, quiet inspiration and extraordinary courage."-- "Lynn Hill is probably the greatest athlete the general public has never heard of."--, Judith Lovdokken "A legend who has redefined the boundaries of adventure sports."--

About the Author

Lynn Hill has been featured in Life, Vanity Fair, Outside, Time, National Geographic, and in the IMAX film Extreme. She lives in Moab, Utah.Greg Child is a world-class mountaineer and the author of several books on climbing. He lives near Moab, Utah.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393324334
With:
Long, John
Foreword:
Child, Greg
With:
Child, Greg
Foreword by:
Long, John
Foreword:
Long, John
Author:
Child
Author:
Greg
Author:
Long, John
Author:
Child, Greg
Author:
Hill, Lynn
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Outdoor Skills
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Mountaineers
Subject:
Women mountaineers
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Mountaineers -- United States.
Subject:
Women mountaineers -- United States.
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Series Volume:
P60-224
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 pages of color photographs, 35 black-
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.2 x 0.8 in 1.05 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The legendary rock climber who redefined the boundaries of her sport tells her story.
"Synopsis" by , Hill describes her famous climb of the Nose on Yosemite's El Capitan and meditates on how she harnesses the strength and courage to push herself to such extremes. of full-color photos, 35 b&w photos.
"Synopsis" by , From the age of thirteen when she began climbing, it was clear Lynn Hill had an unusual gift. Before long she was arguably the best rock climber in the world, establishing routes so bold and difficult that few others could follow. And in 1994, Lynn succeeded on a climb that no one--man or woman--has been able to repeat: the first "free ascent" of the Nose on Yosemite's El Capitan, which means that she climbed 3,000 feet of vertical granite without using gear to aid her ascent--and all in under twenty-three hours. In Hill describes her famous climb and meditates on how she harnesses the strength and the courage to push herself to such extremes. She tells of her near-fatal 80-foot fall, her youth as a stunt artist for Hollywood, her friendships with climbing's most colorful personalities, and the tragedies and triumphs of her life in the vertical world. More than merely a story of adventure, this book stands out as a genuine, singular account of a life richly and boldly lived. "Lynn Hill isn't just one of the best female climbers in the world--she is among the greatest rock climbers of all time."--Jon Krakauer, author of and "[Hill's] story...is one of unbelievable determination, quiet inspiration and extraordinary courage."-- "Lynn Hill is probably the greatest athlete the general public has never heard of."--, Judith Lovdokken "A legend who has redefined the boundaries of adventure sports."--
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