The Impossible Climb Young Readers Adaptation The Impossible Climb Young Readers Adaptation

Then I found climbing and , perhaps more importantly , the climbing community . Climbing became my passion , and the strength of that passion gave my life the orientation and purpose it had previously lacked .

Author: Mark Synnott

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593203941


Page: 224

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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 3,000-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.

Rock Climbing Smith Rock State ParkRock Climbing Smith Rock State Park

So I yo-yoed back to my highpoint, clipped one more bolt, and finally reached the anchor. ... Ironically, at the same time my passion started to fade, the passion of the climbing world for Smith burned brighter than ever.

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781461745853


Page: 512

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The comprehensive guide to the place that brought sport climbing to North America— a full-color, thoroughly updated new edition Smith Rock State Park. It was on the impressive crags of this Oregon hideaway that American sport climbing came into its own, and to this day, some of the hardest climbs in the United States are found on these walls. Alan Watts, who has played a leading role in the development of this popular rock-climbing destination, details more than 1,700 routes at Smith Rock and the surrounding area. This new edition updates hundreds of routes, includes hundreds of new ones, and has new photos of each crag, wall, and route. No other guide is as comprehensive or thorough, and no author more respected for his intimate knowledge of one of the world's most popular climbing destinations.

Life Is Like Climbing a MountainLife Is Like Climbing a Mountain

Being single, having no steady girlfriend or children, and with a week off from work, I decided that it was time to finally fulfill my long-awaited passion, to execute and complete my 'mission' and climb one of the mountains I saw ...

Author: James E. Bruce, Sr. Ph.d.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781438917108


Page: 162

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The objective of this book is to inform, educate, inspire, and motivate individuals and groups toward understanding oneself and others through a literal or virtual mountain climbing experience. The aim is to introduce the reader to a literary journey that involves the process and the act of mountain climbing. This book brings forth the recognition that, just as literal mountains may be comprised of rocks, trees, ice, snow, and dirt, either singularly or in any combination, so, too, are we, as individuals, comprised of differing traits, strengths, values, mores, and beliefs that offer both specific strengths and weaknesses that alternate given the environment that surround us, the situation presented to us and what we feel within us. A volcanic mountain, it should be noted, is more representative to one's inner self. Similar to that of this 'living rock', changes occur subtly, deep within us, sometimes immediate and many times occurring unnoticed by us over long periods of time. Like the sudden sight of smoke or vibrations felt from underground, it is only during the external expression of change do we realize that we, and those around us, are merely experiencing the change that has long since occurred. The inherent volatility of this 'living rock' parallels the vulnerability, potential explosiveness, and yet the total dependencies that exist in the individual human experience, as well as within our local and world communities. These physical mountains are used as a metaphor to offer insight into understanding the dynamics and challenges that are involved in the process of climbing a virtual mountain. The mountain climbing process might become more meaningful to an explorer who climbs a virtual mountain that may ultimately take the form of realizing a goal, dream, or aspiration. This book explores the spiritual aspect of the physical mountain, particularly how the physical mountain has been a reference place for some people whose successful climb offer testimony to a life-changing experience. This mountain climbing model is useful towards attaining individual, personal or collective goals, set in areas such as education, business, wealth building, job or career development, marriage, political aspirations, geographical relocating, re-establishing oneself, raising children, leading or managing sports teams, hiring and managing a work force, or even military strategy. This "climbing a mountain model" can be used for creating a strategic map towards achieving other personal goals, such as writing a book, building a house from the ground up, or regaining physical or mental health. Similarly, for organizations, this "climbing a mountain model" can be used as a guide when setting an organization's growth plans in motion. The principles are the same. Finally, this book provides a strategic working roadmap that will transform the reader to an explorer, to a believer, and finally, to an achiever. The achiever in retrospect will be inspired to recall and then recite the most powerful words: I said I can, I know that I would, and I made it happen.

Grasping for HeavenGrasping for Heaven

you interview is that we all have a passion for climbing, the outdoors, adven- ture, and once you find your passion, you become driven, you become focused and that's all you want to do.... I took a two-day rock course and when I climbed ...

Author: Frederic V. Hartemann

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786461745


Page: 264

View: 398

Operating in some of the most challenging and dangerous conditions on earth, mountain climbers are uniquely driven men and women. In these interviews, 15 well-known climbers and three leading historians of the sport, all native to or living in North America, recount experiences shared by only a tiny portion of humanity. They discuss all aspects of international climbing, including physical conditioning, high-summit ascension, the ethics and environmental concerns of the sport, the risks and rewards of mountaineering, and a number of their famed expeditions and first ascents.

Why We ClimbWhy We Climb

I believe that if you're paying attention, really being genuine about what you know is right, that will lead you in the right direction. People talk about following your passion, but that's also a form of pressure.

Author: Chris Noble

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493018543


Page: 320

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Why We Climb is a celebration, in word and image, of those aspects of the climbing life that are most universal, meaningful, and long lasting— the strong connection to partners and nature; the physical and mental mastery required (and how to achieve it); the rewards of exploring oneself and the world through climbing. Through interviews with some of North America’s most notable climbers the book undertakes a quest to find the soul of climbing— asking what compels men and women to dedicate their lives to the challenges and deprivations of living in a vertical world? What are the sacrifices and what are the rewards? And most importantly, can the lessons learned on cliff faces, frozen waterfalls, and alpine peaks— lessons of respect, discipline, commitment, humility and simplicity—be brought home and used to benefit society as a whole?

Adventure Sports PhotographyAdventure Sports Photography

I had also moved up in the world, teaching kayaking and climbing in remote parts of the world like Patagonia and the Himalayas. I spent month after month in the backcountry pursuing my passion. My total material worth consisted of a ...

Author: Tom Bol

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 9780132876681


Page: 363

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Adventure Sports Photography, by renowned photographer and workshop leader Tom Bol, combines personal stories from field experience with expert photo technique. Aspiring outdoor photographers, both adventure sports shooters and outdoor photography enthusiasts, will find this book to be a valuable reference and guide. It covers everything an adventure sports shooter needs to know to get the shot–from packing and organizing gear for an afternoon shoot of rock climbing at the local crag to a month-long sea kayaking expedition. You’ll explore composition and creative angles for stunning adventure sports images, and learn in-depth techniques for using speedlights and strobes for creative lighting when you’re shooting in the field. This book also shows you how to create a sequence shot and set up an effective digital workflow. In addition to creating environmental portraits, you’ll find out how to produce quality video of adventure sports. Tom Bol has been photographing adventure sports for more than 25 years, documenting adventures on every continent, and his work has been published worldwide. He is a regular contributor to Digital Photo magazine, and he’s been recognized as one of National Geographic Adventure’s “50 of America’s Top Visionaries” for his photography. Tom’s work has been featured by Elinchrom, LowePro, Manfrotto, and Nikon, and he is a Sandisk Extreme Team member. PDN readers voted Tom one of the photography world’s best workshop leaders. He is also an instructor at Kelby Training, Maine Photo Workshops, Photo Quest Adventures, and Strabo Photo Tours.

Climbing the Ivory TowerClimbing the Ivory Tower

They wonder whether one should follow one's passion or be more practical. I certainly followed my passion in entering graduate school and pursuing the Ph.D., leaving my position as voice teacher at several colleges to be a T.F..

Author: Kathy English; Sara Casey

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462006335


Page: 124

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This book is about two women in their early fifties who decide to return to graduate school to work toward a Ph.D. in musicology. They don't know one another, they don't have any idea how taxing it will be, and they have been out of touch with recent scholarship. One of the women has five children and the other has two, but all are frisky and imaginative kids who keep up their antics to their mothers' despair. Their tales of adjustment to academic life, their interaction with the professors and classmates, and their attempt to survive confrontations with their children are sometimes hilarious and sometimes tragic, to say nothing of the medical obstacle that bars their path.

Brightest of Silver Linings Climbing Carstensz Pyramid In Papua At Age 65Brightest of Silver Linings Climbing Carstensz Pyramid In Papua At Age 65

Thank you, Linda, for your tolerance of my passion for climbing mountains. I am blessed to have a sister like you. Jason, I appreciate the knowledge you gained during your previous expeditions and your eagerness to share it.

Author: Carol Masheter


ISBN: 9781456623388


Page: 199

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Few people have heard of Carstensz Pyramid, a sharp fin of limestone 16,000 feet above sea level, surrounded by mountainous jungle in Papua, a part of the world wracked by political and tribal violence, where kidnappings of climbers still occur. Why bother to climb such a troublesome, little-known peak? This book describes Carol Masheter's decision to climb Carstensz Pyramid at age 65, how she prepared for and experienced the strenuous hike through the jungle, the steep climb up a limestone wall of 2,000 feet, the hand-over-hand Tyrolean traverse, the challenges, joys, and lessons learned on the "other side of nowhere."

Extreme Sports MedicineExtreme Sports Medicine

Alain Robert, called the French Spiderman, used to vigorously practise solo climbing often resulting in dramatic falls. However, Alain Robert says: 'Climbing is my passion, my philosophy of life. Although I suffer from vertigo, ...

Author: Francesco Feletti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319282657


Page: 461

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This technically oriented book on medicine as applied to extreme sports offers broad coverage of the field extending well beyond the usual focus on major trauma and acute injuries. In addition to the injuries and diseases associated with individual extreme sports, this book also addresses the topics of psychology, dermatology, ophthalmology, infectious diseases, physiology, nutrition, training, injury prevention strategies, rehabilitation, doping, treatment in hostile environments, and legal aspects. Innovative and less frequently considered topics are also discussed, such as recent advances in protective equipment and materials, the effects of exposure on whole-body vibration, and cold exposure risk management. More than 60 of the most authoritative experts from across the world have contributed to this book, drawing on their personal experiences and including practical examples whenever relevant. Both subject matter and illustrations have been selected with the utmost care, the latter including photographs of world-class athletes.The book’s multidisciplinary approach to the subject ensures that it will be relevant to a wide readership.

High ExposureHigh Exposure

Like everyone else in the Eldorado crowd, I knew I'd have to find a job to support my passion: No one paid climbers to climb. Climbers made do pounding nails on framing crews, painting houses, or working on oil rigs in the off-season.

Author: David Breashears

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684865454


Page: 340

View: 732

The author, a noted mountaineer and cinematographer, describes a lifetime of conquering the world's mountain peaks and discusses his 1996 expedition to Mount Everest to create his IMAX film "Everest."