A New York Times Bestseller

A dramatic, inspiring memoir via mythical rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the primary particular person to loose climb the Daybreak Wall of Yosemite’s El Capitan   

“The rarest of journey reads:  it thrills with colourful main points of braveness and perseverance however it enriches readers with a fully fascinating glimpse into how a easy but unwavering unravel can flip adversity into praise.” —The Denver Post

A finalist for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature

On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, together with his spouse, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what’s extensively considered the toughest climb in historical past—Yosemite’s just about vertical 3,000-foot Daybreak Wall, after nineteen days at the course. Caldwell’s odds-defying feat—the topic of the documentary movie The Daybreak Wall to be launched national in September—used to be the fruits of a complete life of pushing himself to his limits as an athlete.

This engrossing memoir chronicles the adventure of a boy with a fanatical mountain-information father who used to be decided to instill durability in his son to a youngster whose obsessive nature drove him to the highest of the game-mountaineering circuit. Caldwell’s affinity for journey then led him to the vertigo-inducing and little understood global of huge wall loose mountaineering. However his evolution as a climber used to be now not with out demanding situations; in his early twenties, he used to be held hostage via militants in a harrowing ordeal within the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Quickly after, he misplaced his left index finger in an twist of fate. Later his spouse, and major mountaineering spouse, left him. Caldwell emerged from those hardships with a renewed feel of objective and resolution. He set his attractions on loose mountaineering El Capitan’s largest, steepest, blankest face—the Daybreak Wall. This epic attack took greater than seven years, right through which era Caldwell redefined the game, discovered love once more, and become a father.

The Push is an arresting tale of focal point, power, motivation, staying power, and transformation, a e book that allows you to enchantment to someone in the hunt for to conquer worry and doubt, domesticate perseverance, flip failure into enlargement, and in finding reference to circle of relatives and with the wildlife.