The Impossible Climb (Young Readers Adaptation) by Mark Synnott audiobook

The Impossible Climb (Young Readers Adaptation): Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and a Climber’s Life

By Mark Synnott
Adapted for young readers by Hampton Synnott
Read by Roger Wayne

Blackstone Publishing 9780593203927
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A middle grade adaptation of the adult bestseller that chronicles what the New York Times deemed “one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever”: Alex Honnold’s free-solo ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. On June 3, 2017, as seen in the Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo, Alex Honnold achieved what most had written off as unattainable: a three-thousand-foot vertical climb of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, without a rope or harness. At the time, only a few knew what he was attempting to do, but after topping out at 9:28 am, having spent just under four hours on this historic feat, author Mark Synnott broke the story for National Geographic and the world watched in awe. Now adapted for a younger audience, The Impossible Climb tells the gripping story of how a quiet kid from Sacramento, California, grew up to capture the attention of the entire globe by redefining the limits of human potential through hard work, discipline, and a deep respect for the natural world.

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A middle grade adaptation of the adult bestseller that chronicles what the New York Times deemed “one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever”: Alex Honnold’s free-solo ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

On June 3, 2017, as seen in the Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo, Alex Honnold achieved what most had written off as unattainable: a three-thousand-foot vertical climb of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, without a rope or harness. At the time, only a few knew what he was attempting to do, but after topping out at 9:28 am, having spent just under four hours on this historic feat, author Mark Synnott broke the story for National Geographic and the world watched in awe.

Now adapted for a younger audience, The Impossible Climb tells the gripping story of how a quiet kid from Sacramento, California, grew up to capture the attention of the entire globe by redefining the limits of human potential through hard work, discipline, and a deep respect for the natural world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A scramble into the wild world of rock climbing…Considering his risky lifestyle, the Hon makes chancy role model material, but his seemingly paradoxical mix of impulsivity and obsessive attention to physical and mental preparation adds nuance and drama to his exploits.” Kirkus Reviews
"A gripping story for readers of any age.” Booklist
“A thrills-and-chills—and occasional spills—view of the mad heroes of free climbing, scaling mountain faces without ropes.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Mark Synnott

Author Bio: Mark Synnott

Mark Synnott is an author and a world-renowned big-wall climber and alpinist. He is a twenty-year member of The North Face “Dream Team” of professional climbers. He has written for Outside, Men’s Journal, New York Magazine, Skiing, and Climbing Magazine, among many others. He has worked for National Geographic Television, NBC Sports, Warren Miller Entertainment, Teton Gravity Research, and Red Bull Media House. The US Air Force has selected him to be a lead mountaineering and high-angle trainer of their special forces.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 5.71
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English