Celebrated as the father of modern bouldering, John Gill is an awe-inspiring climber with immense talent. This book provides an insight into the life of Gill as he developed into a world leading and climbing pioneer and an inspirational climber. He is a pioneer in his approach to bouldering with his impressive accomplishments, such as the one-arm f
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION, THE THIMBLE, A FACE IN A PHOTOGRAPH, A PROFILED POSITION, THE POETRY OF MOUNTAINEERING, THE JUGGERNAUT, DELIBERA TING POSES, WHISPERS OF A LEGEND, A PAIR OF LONG LEGS by Dave Rearick, THA T MORNING by Paul Mayrose, ZEN AND THE ART OF ROCK CLIMBING by Yvon Chouinard, A VISIT TO RED CROSS ROCK, CREDENCE by Steve Wunsch, ISCELLANEOUS INTERCHANGE, A CHAT WITH JOHN GILL
American rock climber and author Pat Ament is known for his creative writing, having published a range of impactful pieces such as his Mountain article 'The Black Canyon With Kor,' his imagistic masterpiece 'Swaramandal,' and his bestselling biographies Master of Rock and Royal Robbins: Spirit of the Age. Much of his work has been praised for showing how humour and philosophy might fit into what is often particularly technical writing. In addition to this, dozens of his articles have appeared in anthologies of the best climbing and mountaineering writings due to their high quality.