Tommy Caldwell

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

Tommy Caldwell

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

Tommy is one of the world’s greatest athletes, best known for the odds-defying feat of free-climbing the 3,000-foot Dawn Wall on El Capitan. But his memoir is much more than a story about tackling Mother Nature. It’s a tale of adventure and adversity, of love and family and fatherhood, and of navigating whatever challenges life throws at you—even if it’s a giant shard of ice hurtling down a cliff at your head. Tommy partners closely with the Access Fund, the national advocacy organization that protects America’s climbing. Brady Robinson is a climber and has been the executive director of the Access Fund since 2007, and will introduce Tommy.

Tommy Caldwell

Tommy Caldwell 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. Tommy is a frequent contributor to Alpinist, Climbing, and Rock and Ice magazines, lives in the town where he first learned to climb, Estes Park, Colorado.

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

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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