Due to system upgrades, item availablilty information may not be accurate at this time.
Please call to ensure the availabilty of an item. 

The push: a climber's journey of endurance, risk, and going beyond limits

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
A New York Times Bestseller

A dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite's El Capitan

"The rarest of adventure reads: it thrills with colorful details of courage and perseverance but it enriches readers with an absolutely captivating glimpse into how a simple yet unwavering resolve can turn adversity into reward." -- The Denver Post A finalist for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature

On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history--Yosemite's nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, after nineteen days on the route. Caldwell's odds-defying feat--the subject of the documentary film The Dawn Wall to be released nationwide in September--was the culmination of an entire lifetime of pushing himself to his limits as an athlete.

This engrossing memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of the sport-climbing circuit. Caldwell's affinity for adventure then led him to the vertigo-inducing and little understood world of big wall free climbing. But his evolution as a climber was not without challenges; in his early twenties, he was held hostage by militants in a harrowing ordeal in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Soon after, he lost his left index finger in an accident. Later his wife, and main climbing partner, left him. Caldwell emerged from these hardships with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. He set his sights on free climbing El Capitan's biggest, steepest, blankest face--the Dawn Wall. This epic assault took more than seven years, during which time Caldwell redefined the sport, found love again, and became a father.

The Push is an arresting story of focus, drive, motivation, endurance, and transformation, a book that will appeal to anyone seeking to overcome fear and doubt, cultivate perseverance, turn failure into growth, and find connection with family and with the natural world.

Also in This Series
More Like This
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 7dcccf2c-904b-3562-fb15-2fa525a0273b
Grouping Title push a climbers journey of endurance risk and going beyond limits
Grouping Author caldwell tommy
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-08-15 09:06:23AM
Last Indexed 2019-08-22 09:20:45AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 McClain, Johnathan, 1970-
McClain, Johnathan.
author Caldwell, Tommy,
author2-role Books on Tape, Inc.
McClain, Johnathan,1970-Narrator
McClain, Johnathan.|Narrator
Penguin Audio (Firm)
Recorded Books, Inc.
author_display Caldwell, Tommy
available_at_aacpl Broadneck Library
Crofton Library
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library
Edgewater Library
Glen Burnie Library
Mountain Road Library
Odenton Library
Riviera Beach Library
Severna Park Library
collection_aacpl ADULT
detailed_location_aacpl Broadneck Library - Audiobooks
Crofton Library - Audiobooks
Crofton Library - Nonfiction
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Audiobooks
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Nonfiction
Edgewater Library - Audiobooks
Glen Burnie Library - Audiobooks
LIbrary Headquarters - Audiobooks
Mountain Road Library - Audiobooks
Odenton Library - Nonfiction
Riviera Beach Library - Nonfiction
Severna Park Library - Nonfiction
display_description "This engrossing memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of the sport-climbing circuit. Caldwell's affinity for adventure then led him to the vertigo-inducing and little understood world of big wall free climbing. But his evolution as a climber was not without challenges; in his early twenties, he was held hostage by militants in a harrowing ordeal in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Soon after, he lost his left index finger in an accident. Later his wife, and main climbing partner, left him. Caldwell emerged from these hardships with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. He set his sights on free climbing El Capitan's biggest, steepest, blankest face - the Dawn Wall. This epic assault took more than seven years, during which time Caldwell redefined the sport, found love again, and became a father." -- Dust jacket.
format_aacpl Audio CD
Book
eAudiobook
format_category_aacpl Audio Books
Audiobooks
Books
eBook
id 7dcccf2c-904b-3562-fb15-2fa525a0273b
isbn 9780399562709
9781524778125
9781524778156
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:a1378959 31997098161750 LIbrary Headquarters - Audiobooks (COMPACT DISC) 796.522 C 1 false false Available Soon Z-HQ
ils:a1378959 31997098161776 LIbrary Headquarters - Audiobooks (COMPACT DISC) 796.522 C 1 false false Available Soon Z-HQ
ils:a1378959 31997098162050 Edgewater Library - Audiobooks (COMPACT DISC) 796.522 C 1 false false On Shelf Jul 04, 2018 EDG
ils:a1378959 31997098161768 LIbrary Headquarters - Audiobooks (COMPACT DISC) 796.522 C 1 false false Available Soon Z-HQ
ils:a1378959 31997098161631 Glen Burnie Library - Audiobooks (COMPACT DISC) 796.522 C 1 false false On Shelf Aug 01, 2019 NCO
ils:a1378959 31997098162068 Broadneck Library - Audiobooks (COMPACT DISC) 796.522 C 1 false false On Shelf Jun 28, 2019 BDN
ils:a1378959 31997098161649 Mountain Road Library - Audiobooks (COMPACT DISC) 796.522 C 1 false false On Shelf MTR
ils:a1378959 31997098161656 Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Audiobooks (COMPACT DISC) 796.522 C 1 false false On Shelf Dec 05, 2018 EAN
ils:a1378959 31997098162076 Crofton Library - Audiobooks (COMPACT DISC) 796.522 C 1 false false On Shelf Jul 28, 2019 CRO
ils:a1369872 31997099587974 Odenton Library - Nonfiction 796.522 C 1 false false On Shelf Jul 09, 2018 WCO
ils:a1369872 31997099587966 Severna Park Library - Nonfiction 796.522 C 1 false false On Shelf May 09, 2018 S-PK
ils:a1369872 31997099587990 Riviera Beach Library - Nonfiction 796.522 C 1 false false On Shelf May 30, 2019 RIV
ils:a1369872 31997099587982 Crofton Library - Nonfiction 796.522 C 1 false false On Shelf Jun 04, 2018 CRO
ils:a1369872 31997099588006 Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Nonfiction 796.522 C 1 false false On Shelf Feb 23, 2019 EAN
RBdigital:rbdZ100121467 rbdZ100121467 RBdigital Online RBdigital eAudiobook Audio Books 1 false true RBdigital https://annearundelcomd.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781524778156 Available Online RBdigital
itype_aacpl
Adult Audiobook on CD
Adult Nonfiction
last_indexed 2019-08-22T13:20:45.336Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_aacpl (COMPACT DISC) 796.522 C
796.522 C
owning_library_aacpl Anne Arundel County Public Library
owning_location_aacpl Broadneck Library
Crofton Library
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library
Edgewater Library
Glen Burnie Library
Mountain Road Library
Odenton Library
Riviera Beach Library
Severna Park Library
primary_isbn 9780399562709
publishDate 2017
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:a1378959 Audio CD Audiobooks Unabridged. English Penguin Audio ; p2017. 11 sound discs (13 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ils:a1369872 Book Books English Viking, [2017] 341 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
RBdigital:rbdZ100121467 eAudiobook Audio Books Unabridged. English Books on Tape ; 2017, p2017. 1 online resource (13 hr., 27 min.)
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:a1378959 31997098161750 Coming Soon Available Soon false false true false false true
ils:a1378959 31997098161776 Coming Soon Available Soon false false true false false true
ils:a1378959 31997098162050 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1378959 31997098161768 Coming Soon Available Soon false false true false false true
ils:a1378959 31997098161631 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1378959 31997098162068 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1378959 31997098161649 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1378959 31997098161656 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1378959 31997098162076 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1369872 31997099587974 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1369872 31997099587966 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1369872 31997099587990 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1369872 31997099587982 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1369872 31997099588006 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
RBdigital:rbdZ100121467 rbdZ100121467 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
subject_facet Audiobooks
Audiobooks (CD)
Autobiographies
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
Caldwell, Tommy
Downloadable audio books
Mountaineers -- United States -- Biography
Mountaineers -- United States -- Biography -- Audiobooks (CD)
Rock climbing -- Anecdotes
Rock climbing -- Anecdotes -- Audiobooks (CD)
title_display The push : a climber's journey of endurance, risk, and going beyond limits
title_full The push : a climber's journey of endurance, risk, and going beyond limits / Tommy Caldwell
The push [electronic resource] : a climber's journey of endurance, risk, and going beyond limits / Tommy Caldwell
The push [sound recording] : a climber's journey of endurance, risk, and going beyond limits / Tommy Caldwell
title_short The push :
title_sub a climber's journey of endurance, risk, and going beyond limits
topic_facet Audiobooks (CD)
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
Caldwell, Tommy
Mountaineers
Rock climbing