The Push: A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits
In January 2015 Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson achieved the 'impossible'. Over three weeks they made their way up the forbidding, 3000-foot-high south-west face of El Capitan. It was a climb that Caldwell, after losing a finger in a domestic accident, had been told he had no hope of achieving. Yet conquering El Capitan represented the end of a difficult recovery from the trauma of being held hostage by rebels during an earlier climbing expedition to Kyrgyzstan. Much more than an account of a single, monumental climb, Push looks set to join the classics of the genre.
Probably the greatest living athlete most people have never heard of Telegraph The Push is the most insightful book about climbing I've ever read, and quite possibly the most enjoyable. The writing is consistently captivating and unfailingly honest - Jon Krakauer, bestselling author of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air If you want to be inspired by a great leader, if you want to feel what it takes to do what no one thought possible, if you want to be absorbed by a heroic journey--Tommy Caldwell's story is one of the best you could ever hope to find Jim Collins, bestselling author of Good to Great
Tommy Caldwell grew up in Colorado. He has made dozens of notable ascents, and many consider him the best all-around rock climber in the world. In 2014 he was chosen as one of National Geographic's Adventurers of the Year, and in 2015 the American Alpine Club awarded him Lifetime Honorary Membership, its highest honor. Caldwell, a frequent contributor to Alpinist, Climbing, and Rock and Ice magazines, lives in the town where he first learned to climb, Estes Park, Colorado, with his wife and their son and daughter."