High Drama by Josh Burgman audiobook

High Drama: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of American Competition Climbing

By Josh Burgman
Foreword by Kynan Waggoner
Read by Kyle Tait

Highbridge Audio 9781629377759

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781684577774

  • ISBN: 9781684577774

Runtime: 9.42 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

One afternoon in 1987, two renegade climbers in Berkeley, California, hatched an ambitious plan: under the cover of darkness, they would rappel down from a carefully scouted highway on-ramp, gluing artificial handholds onto the load-bearing concrete pillars underneath. Equipped with ingenuity, strong adhesive, and an urban guerilla attitude, Jim Thornburg and Scott Frye created a serviceable climbing wall. But what they were part of was a greater development: the expansion and reimagining of a sport now slated for a highly anticipated Olympic debut in 2020.

High Drama explores rock climbing's transformation from a pursuit of select anti-establishment vagabonds to a sport embraced by competitors of all ages, social classes, and backgrounds. Climbing magazine's John Burgman weaves a multi-layered story of traditionalists and opportunists, grassroots organizers and business-minded developers, free-spirited rebels and rigorously coached athletes. Deeply reported and compellingly told, this is a celebration of climbing and the pivotal figures who made its growth possible, from the rock faces of Yosemite to urban bouldering gyms and beyond.

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Author Bio: Josh Burgman

Author Bio: Josh Burgman

John Burgman has been reporting on competition climbing for the better part of a decade. He writes regularly for Climbing and Climbing Business Journal. He is a Fulbright grant recipient and the author of Why We Climb: A Dirtbag’s Quest for Vertical Reason and Island Solitaire.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 9.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English