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Epic solo climbing stories that carry the reader to the world's great mountain ranges in pursuit of the ultimate climbing . Solo climbing means climbing alone.

Epic solo climbing stories that carry the reader to the world's great mountain ranges in pursuit of the ultimate climbing experience. It's the ultimate high-stakes highwire act, and the bottom line is clear and final: you fall, you die. But what attracts people to this lonely, seemingly insane pursuit? The answers might be found in this collection of epic solo climbing stories.

The High Lonesome: Epic Solo Climbing Stories. Adventure Series: Falcon guide. Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series. The Mountaineers Books. p. 1. ISBN 9781560448587. 120. ISBN 9781594851582.

The High Lonesome book. Epic solo climbing stories that carry the reader to the world's great mountain ranges in pursuit of the ultimate climbing experience.

Free solo climbing or free soloing, is a form of technical ice or rock climbing where . The High Lonesome: Epic Solo Climbing Stories, John Long.

Free solo climbing or free soloing, is a form of technical ice or rock climbing where the climbers (or free soloists) climb alone without ropes, harnesses or other protective equipment, forcing them to rely entirely on their own individual strength and skill. High-profile climbers have cited simplicity and speed with which one can climb as reasons for free soloing, as well as the intense concentration required which brings a Zen-like state of being in the moment.

Free solo climbing, also known as Soloing, is a form of free climbing and solo climbing where the climber (or free soloist) performs alone and without using any .

Free solo climbing, also known as Soloing, is a form of free climbing and solo climbing where the climber (or free soloist) performs alone and without using any ropes, harnesses or other protective equipment, relying entirely on his or her ability instead. Unlike in bouldering, soloists typically climb above safe heights, where a fall would always result in serious injury or death. A History of Free Climbing in America. Edge of Oblivion - Free-solo rock climbers feel spiritual lure, Sheila Mulrooney Eldred.

The High Lonesome: Epic Solo Climbing Stories", John Long. Solo climbing - or soloing is a style of climbing in which the climber climbs alone, without somebody belaying him. There are three ways to climb solo: lead climbing with a self locking device which is used to arrest a fall. One end of the rope may be anchore.

No ordinary climb, this 75-story building climb was the world's highest urban free solo, and was achived by Alain 'Spiderman' Robert in an hour and a half. The free-solo legend began climbing rock walls over 25 years ago. Robert also did the first ever 8b solo free and one of the "craziest solos ever" on La nuit du Lézard in Bijoux. He's also climbed the Sears Tower, London's Shard, the Petronas Towers and the Burj Khalifa (harnessed) among others.

Epic solo climbing stories that carry the reader to the world's great mountain ranges in pursuit of the ultimate climbing . This Book was awesome. It kept me on the edge of my feet. John Long is a great climbing author and I haven't read a bad book from him yet. If you want to be on your feet and like to be excited, this is the one for you. 0. Report. Excellent stories of climbing fear and extreme desire. com User, August 6, 2001. I am an avid novice rock climber and this book is a great series of short vignettes that explore the many different facets of the most extreme side of climbing: the free solo.

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Reviews about The High Lonesome: Epic Solo Climbing Stories (7):
Delaath
As a climber, you become comfortable with the uncomfortable, but that is because you have a rope between you and the great beyond. These stories become even more amazing when you think deeply and appreciatively of the mental control over fear that these individuals master, which goes beyond the obvious physical mastery to climb solo. The stories give you a glimpse into the psyche of people who are true individuals. Whatever your view on their sanity or motivation, it is gripping stuff. One note, if you are John Long fan, this book is edited by Long, not written by him. But he combines great stories and insightful prologues.
Swordsong
This is an easy, quick read that will entertain if you like climbing stories. While I enjoyed reading this book as I have all of Long's climbing stories, I just can't see the thrill of tackling mountains alone. The element of danger is raised exponentially. Therefore, I didn't identify with the climbers and why they take this risk. It does detail these climbers and why so many feel the desire to climb alone in dangerous conditions. Personally, it just made me more comfortable on an indoor rock wall. Climbers will still enjoy the read however.
Marilore
The greatest Adventurer of our time able to tell the best stories! What’s not to love ?
Groll
The picture on the cover and the fact that I enjoy John Long's writing is what motivated my to buy the book. I am a boulderer/rock climber who has done roped solo climbing in the past (using a Silent Partner self-belay device - a little plug for that device since it worked so well for me).

I should have noticed the phrase "edited by John Long" on the cover. He didn't write this book - it is a collection of individual stories. That wasn't so bad because I enjoyed some of the writing.

The problem I had was that the cover shows a rock climber but the book is mainly written about solo mountain climbers. I was more interested in rock climbers.

If you are a mountain climber, or ice climber, then you may enjoy this book.

I'd give this book 2 stars as a rock climber (since I think it was deceiving to show a rock climber on the cover), and 4 stars if I were a mountain climber. So, I'll average it out to 3 stars.
Morlunn
I am an avid novice rock climber and this book is a great series of short vignettes that explore the many different facets of the most extreme side of climbing: the free solo. Hard to imagine, this is true "working without a net" extreme sport, that is really not so extreme when you hear it told from the perspective of folks with lots of ability and desire, and the fortitude to constantly battle the fear that creeps into such attempts. I enjoyed this book and found the first person perspectives were fresh and insightful without getting metaphysical.
Ucantia
This is a collection of stories about climbing alone. Some of them are well written, some are a bit bland, but all of them are exciting. However, the appeal to non-climbers might be a bit limited, because it's hard to explain climbing's intensity to someone who hasn't been there.

"Just don't fall!" said the soloist to himself.

Oh, wait. That's redundant.
Shadowbourne
This is an excellent anthology of writing about solo climbing. Highlights include Croft's Minarets trip report and Twight's (perhaps inadvertently) hilarious The Abattoir.
Another great John Long compilation!! Read while on a business trip & could hardly put it down, really saved me from the travel boredom. Any climber can relate to the drama & excitement!

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