Climbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World
This is a satisfying autobiography of a great female athlete.
This renowned American climber recounts her early climbing days at places like Joshua Tree and Yosemite and her entry into big wall climbing. She went from working as a stunt artist in Hollywood to dominating the world tour in Europe. Ever seeking challenges, Hill also did high altitude mountaineering with the likes of Alex Lowe and others.
The concluding chapter recounts her 1994 first free ascent of El Capitan’s the Nose route. Climbing 3000 feet of vertical rock without using gear to aid her, and in under 23 hours, is something, she suggests, that is a once in a lifetime achievement.
: 270 pages with color photographs
: Lynn Hill with Greg Child
: John Long
: W.W. Norton & Company
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