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VERTICAL WORLD: CONVERSATIONS WITH THE MASTERS OF ROCK Katie Brown 2007 1st ed Softcover Near Fine
By Brown, Katie
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Connecticut, Falcon, 2007, 1st edition. 192 pp. Tall used softcover (no hardcover was issued.) Near Fine.

Vertical World details the lives and accomplishments of the most influential climbers of this generation, sharing through casual conversation an intimate portrait of each climber, revealing their personalities and drive with great frankness and intimacy. All athletes included are under thirty-five and have broken a major barrier or made a significant accomplishment within the sport - in all cases, something that will stand the test of time. The athletes represent all areas of climbing, from bouldering and sport climbing to mountaineering and big wall climbing. Introduction by Pete Takeda

Each rock generation brings new vision and new focus to ultimate climbing challenges. In Vertical World, Katie Brown, herself one of the world’s greatest climbers, introduces nine of America’s best and brightest masters of rock climbing. Through engaging interviews and stunning action photographs taken by top climbing photographers, the most gifted climbers of this generation bring style, grace, skill, and strength to the hardest and most beautiful rock climbs on planet Earth. They talk about their successes and failures, their training secrets, their favorite crags, their climbing partners, their wildest dreams, and their craziest adventures. These are today’s cutting-edge climbers touching the vertical dream and climbing without limits.

Dave Graham - climbed more 5.14 routes than anyone else in the world

Chris Sharma - the first climber in the world to send 5.15a

Beth Rodden - the world’s best all-around female rock climber

Dean Potter - America’s leading soloist, climbed Yosemite’s Half Dome and El Capitan in a day

Jason Kehl - America’s premier high-ball bouldering ace

Josh Wharton - climbed the world’s longest route up Great Trango Tower in Pakistan

Steph Davis - the second woman to free climb El Capitan in a day

Lisa Rands - one of the world’s best woman boulderers

Tommy Caldwell - the world’s best all-around male rock climber

About the Author

As the first and only woman to onsight both 5.13d and 5.14a (Omaha Beach, Red River Gorge, KY and Hydrophobia, Mont Sant, Spain) Katie Brown is considered by most to be one of the greatest female climbers alive. She began climbing at age 13 and quickly dominated competition at the national and international level. Now in her young 20s, she is a regular contributor to Climbing, Rock & Ice, Alpinist, American Alpine Journal, and others and continues to travel the world as a professional climber.

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