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When Jerry Moffatt burst onto the scene as a brash 17-year-old, rock climbing had never seen anyone like him before. Fiercely ambitious, even as a boy Moffatt was focused on one thing: being the best in the world. This is the story of his meteoric rise to stardom, and how he overcame injury to stay at the top for over two decades. Top sport climber, brilliant competitor an...more
ebook, 427 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Vertebrate Publishing (first published February 11th 2009)
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It is most certainly not a book for non-climbers. The endless lists of E7's, E8's, 8c's, 5.13's would test the patience of even the most enthuastic non-climbing reader. But it is a fascinating trip down memory lane and the golden age of climbing, not only sportclimbing, but climbing in general, for those of us who only followed the likes of Jerry Moffatt, and many of the other stars of the 80's, that he gives little oblique insights into, because of our interest in more traditional climbs, big w...more
a good book for climbers
David Medcalf
It's more than a bit of an egofest, but I suppose 'the best climber in the world' is entitled to show off, in writing as well as in his climbing. Jerry's real 'personal' life is very low key relative to his climbing tales, but does serve to make the book more human when you finally get to that stage. Recommended for climbers who might remember Jerry's name from the climbing magazines, but I'm not sure that non-climbers would appreciate not-very-gripping tales of E7s and F8b+.
Moses Potter
Very enjoyable jaunt through the highlights of the career of one of the top climbers of the last 25years. Jerry's confidence, persistence, and passion for climbing reaffirm my own experiences with the lifestyle. I particularly liked the passages concerning the mental training necessary to succeed on hard ascents: "smooth, focused agression."
Great account of how the departure from regular climbing of the sixties and early seventies in Europe came to be. I wish I was young one more time ...
Jonas Wiklund
Fascinating insight into the mindset of the first elite athlete in the amateur sport of rock climbing.
Jan Mikkelsen
Brilliant read for anyone interested in a bit of (British) rock climbing history ..
Excellent book by one of the most influential rock climbers of our time.
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