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The Push: A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits #2020

The Push A Climber s Journey of Endurance Risk and Going Beyond Limits A New York Times Bestseller A dramatic inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite s El Capitan The rarest of adventure reads i

  • Title: The Push: A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits
  • Author: Tommy Caldwell
  • ISBN: 9780399562709
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Push: A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits By Tommy Caldwell, A New York Times Bestseller A dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite s El Capitan The rarest of adventure reads it thrills with colorful details of courage and perseverance but it enriches readers with an absolutely captivating glimpse into how a simple yet unwavering resolve can turn aA New York Times Bestseller A dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite s El Capitan The rarest of adventure reads it thrills with colorful details of courage and perseverance but it enriches readers with an absolutely captivating glimpse into how a simple yet unwavering resolve can turn adversity into reward The Denver PostA finalist for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain LiteratureOn 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 3,000 foot Dawn Wall, after nineteen days on the route Caldwell s odds defying 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 mountain guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of the sport climbing circuit Caldwell s affinity for adventure then led him to the vertigo inducing 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 than seven years, during which time Caldwell redefined the sport, found love again, and became a father.The Push is an arresting story of focus, drive, motivation, endurance, and transformation, a book that will appeal to anyone seeking to overcome fear and doubt, cultivate perseverance, turn failure into growth, and find connection with family and with the natural world.

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    1. I ve never climbed before, save for the rock wall at my school s gym I might be interested in climbing What I was not particularly interested in was the title of this booktivational titles going beyond limits do not motivate me They turn me off, because I expect pandering, either to the author or to their audience But I flipped a couple pages through this book and I decided this was worth a read So I took this to my local coffee shop and read through it in one go, despite the title And I thoroug [...]

    2. This is nonfiction and it was as gripping as a fictional thriller I really enjoyed this one I enjoy the genre of autobiographies and biographies This has to be one of the most gripping ones I ve read I thought the author did a great job of describing family, friends, neediness, dreams, and perfection He managed to pull it all together and it was well presented So 5 stars.

    3. This is no toss off respect Caldwell is open about having ghost writers ghost editors helping him Kelly Cordes, some other guy who brought out the emotional core we Cordes and Caldwell couldn t find but clearly he put time and effort into this and it shows.I like that he talks shit and is pretty frank about his feelings towards his dad, his climbing partner Kevin aka MR CEO Joe Business , his first wife who cheats on him I ve read too many breezy celeb autobios where they skip over all the dirt [...]

    4. I followed Tommy and Kevin as they pursued the Dawn Wall Project I got to hear Tommy read at one of the early author stopovers copperfieldsevents for this book That reading set me up well for what to expect, and maybe what not to expect And let me say, too, right up front, that I m glad he wrote the book and that I don t have to wait for the movie I was among those who threw a question up the wall at Kevin on Twitter and mine was to the effect of when could I expect the book.Now, this is not a b [...]

    5. I m not one to read memoirs Actually one of those people who barely read any fiction or biography, of a Richard Dawkins reader, so this book really is something but I decided to read this as i have been struggling with my climbing the past couple of weeks and a friend recommended this to me as well as Tommy Caldwell s instagram account I first expected this book to be just about Caldwell as this super talented climber yada yada yada, but this turned out to be one of the most emotionally engagin [...]

    6. The story of Tommy Caldwell s life is so much bigger and interesting than I even imagined As a recreational climber, off and on for 20 some years, I ve know about Caldwell seemingly forever Hell, I even was a judge at a climbing comp he, and his later wife now ex Beth Rodden, were at back in the 90 s I knew a few of the highlights of his life, especially kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan from the years I read Outside, Rock Ice, and Climbing magazines And, of course, it was impossible not to hear about hi [...]

    7. I received my copy from a giveaway and wasn t sure what I d make of it Climbing isn t especially my thing but one peek at the photos in the middle were enough to show me that we re not just talking about ordinary climbing in this book Tommy is akin to a mountain goat and can climb mountains that mere mortals get exhausted just looking at As the son of a father who didn t know the meaning of quitting, he decides to attempt the impossible and climb the Dawn Wall which pretty much looks like sheer [...]

    8. Beautifully written So beautifully written, in fact, that when I read passages like this I lift my shirt and let the little body rest on my bare stomach As his heart beats next to mine, my own doubles in size I can t help thinking I m hearing, inside my head, the voice of Caldwell s co author Kelly Cordes instead of his own But that s a minor quibble As is this the book s probably a few dozen pages longer than it needs to be.But I admire Caldwell s willingness to open up about his relationships, [...]

    9. Interesting memoir Worth a read It s not a story about a climb but a story about what it s taken Tommy to be a professional climber commitment, isolation, heartache, adventure, family, friends

    10. A truly entertaining and inspiring story of Tommy Caldwell s aspirations as a professional climber and the immense challenges he has overcome A testament to hard work, perseverance, and pursuing dreams My girlfriend and I really enjoyed reading this to each other during long car drives and on camping and climbing trips.

    11. I didn t know anything about the world of rock climbing, no I want to climb a rock at one of those rock climbing facilities Tommy is an interesting guy and I enjoyed his honesty.

    12. Really thoughtful and insightful A deep look into the psyche of one of the worlds best all time climbers.

    13. 4 and 1 2 stars Great read and I highly recommend studying The NY Times articles and interactive features about the Dawn Wall once you get toward the end of the book But not sooner

    14. Holy moly I know nothing about rock climbing except what I learned in this book , but I didn t need to in order to appreciate this guy s perseverance and dedication to his craft An honest self appraisal, and humble enough to feel genuine for a guy who is clearly at the apex of his profession Bravo

    15. It s okay for what it is a celebrity athlete memoir It is not meant for a rock climbing readership which is why it was published by Viking, not Mountaineers If you expect in depth details about any aspect of any climb he did, you will be a bit disappointed You will, however, get in depth details about his emotions, state of mind, and inter personal relationships throughout his adventures It s too general public and Oprah ish for my taste, but again, it was meant that way, so hardly a criticism S [...]

    16. I appreciated the depth of insight and vulnerability Tommy presented in this book It was not only a climber s memoir of accomplishments, but an insightful look into the stories behind the climbs.

    17. Perhaps the best climbing book I have ever read in my 20 years of reading climbing literature This book is a raw and intimate look into the persona of one of history s greatest climbers, and demonstrates the power of determination and hard work Aside from the intricate and emotive detail of the experience on a Wall, this book is vulnerable at times, and at others a depiction of decisive leadership under very difficult circumstances This book belongs on every climber s shelf, and is an equally go [...]

    18. This is definitely a must read for people who hold interest in climbing even though they don t climb.Its another book which I considered reading after Alex Honnold s alone on the wall and I would say this is way better I had seen some clips of Tommy Caldwell s climb on dawn wall but reading this book does the justice of feeling the actual thrill of being on the wall Also I believe Caldwell s life is pretty inspiring Every time he went through a bad patch ,he had converted that to his advantage d [...]

    19. I m one of those creepy people who stalk Beth and Tommy on Instagram and wonder what their lives are like So thanks, Tommy, for giving me a 200 page rundown A really well written work, with tons of gritty climbing bits, inspiring philosophical bits, and a really beautiful family dynamic between father and son Tommy seems like a genuinely good guy who has done a lot of inspiring things of those being writing this solid piece of work.

    20. I first heard about this book through an email from Patagonia telling me that Tommy would be speaking at one of their stores close by I didn t end up going to the talk but saw the book several months later and decided to read it I know nothing about rock climbing, especially free climbing, but learned a lot Tommy s story isn t just about free climbing the Dawn Wall in Yosemite but how his life experiences shaped his goals and mental fortitude It was a very engaging read and got me thinking a lot [...]

    21. Very satisfying There is clearly some self analysis going on, which is nice to read Honnold s autobiography for instance is bland in that area Caldwell s childhood, his frailty and the overbearing presence of his father have shaped him into who he is, and is still a source of questioning now.Nice to read about other climbers he s met along the way Sharma, Jorgenson etc and on the Dawn Wall project.One thing that has grated me, very clearly is his forced conversion because his gf wouldn t have m [...]

    22. Tommy Caldwell s story is remarkable, his writing is interesting and I admire much about his strength and tenacity, as well as his ability to understand his strengths may also be his flaws At the very least, what makes him great also can make him a burden on others I don t read many memoirs, but it seems they often are protective of either the writer or the people around him or performatively self critical Caldwell is reasonably hard on himself, very open about others and realistic about his pla [...]

    23. Back when Tommy Caldwell Kevin Jorgeson climbed the Dawn Wall, I had only been climbing about 6 months I remember when all the news about their accomplishments started coming out, and half explaining what they were doing to my mother, even though I didn t know anything about big wall climbing at the time and still don t As a bibliophile and a climber, I LOVED this book The narrative was riveting, and it s really obvious Tommy spent a lot of time on this It s the little details that I appreciate [...]

    24. I m really not into sports memoirs, but I am a climber, and this book is brand new, and I could read it for free a perk of working for the book s publisher so I thought I would give it a go I remember watching live streams of the Dawn Wall climb, and messaging with a friend about it It was really a proud moment to be a climber, even if I ll never climb at anything close to that level I had no idea about the years of training he put into just that one route.As I always say, it s impossible to rat [...]

    25. For a person who is as distracted as I am, this book is a great reminder of what you can achieve if you are focused if not obsessed Rather, the only way to achieve results is to focus The amount of time author has spent to realize his goals is surreal I didn t think it was humanly possible to do the things that he and now many people like him do This book exposed me to a totally different way of living life Even though the background is rock climbing, the takeaways from his experiences are very [...]

    26. Liked this story, its about a boy who wants to be like his father who is a climber among other things.The story starts when the boy is young and moves on into his manhood He as everyone is flawed.He marries a woman thinking its true love but in fact its a codependency relationship and eventually it ends but in doing so it teaches him some things about himself He eventually meets and marries Becca who gives him the space he needs and he does the same for her.So this is a story about relationship [...]

    27. An interesting, informative read that gives good insights into the writer s life but otherwise fairly standard sportsperson s account of their achievements, formative years etc If you are interested in rock and alpine climbing then you will probably enjoy it The author is frank about his priorities and short comings and there are some reflections on climbing that lift the story above the usual bloke gets really good at climbing and climbs lots of stuff, thanks mum and dad for all your support ty [...]

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