On the Nose: A Lifelong Obsession with Yosemite's Most by Hans Florine,Jayme Moye

By Hans Florine,Jayme Moye

Hans Florine embodies the genius of "and"—collaborative and aggressive, quickly and secure, audacious and disciplined, visionary and quantitative. the subjects that run via Florine's a hundred and one ascents of Yosemite's so much iconic direction can profit those that won't ever climb a rock, certainly someone encouraged through the assumption of a passionate, lifelong quest of any kind. —Jim Collins, writer of Good to Great

Hans Florine is a big-wall mountain climbing legend in his personal time. He holds the rate list at the nostril path of El Capitan, a 3,000-foot granite cliff in Yosemite Valley that’s thought of the Everest of the rock-climbing international. Ascending the nostril takes so much climbers wherever from 12 to ninety six hours. Florine, in addition to mountaineering accomplice Alex Honnold, does it in an incredible 2.5 hours.

But Florine’s tale isn't really certainly one of super-human athletic prowess; it’s considered one of patience and dogged selection. In 30 years of mountaineering, he is ascended the nostril a spectacular, death-defying a hundred occasions, greater than an individual else ever has, and probably ever will. In On the Nose, Florine describes the main risky, pivotal, and inspirational of these climbs, delivering a unprecedented glance contained in the adrenaline-charged global of aggressive hiking in Yosemite Valley. He tells of his first actual test at the nostril, which resulted in failure after 14 hours, his friendships (and rivalries) with climbing’s such a lot colourful personalities, and his conflict with Dean Potter to safe the definitive pace checklist at the Nose—an recreation that’s been known as the wildest pageant identified to man.

Perhaps so much curiously, Florine makes an attempt to respond to the query why. Why may somebody adopt one of many maximum experience epics on the earth a hundred occasions? His solutions offer detailed insights on the way to stay a delightful existence, tips to in attaining significant targets, and the way an another way traditional man can develop into a rock star.

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