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Hans florine embodies the genius of and collaborative and competitive fast and safe audacious and disciplined visionary and quantitative the themes that run through florines 101 ascents of yosemites most iconic route can benefit people who will never climb a rock indeed anyone inspired by the idea of a passionate lifelong quest of any type. I definitely enjoyed this book as a climber its hard not to respect someone with so much passion and resolve for the sport hans florine tended to be arrogant at times when it came to writing about his achievement and his attitude toward climbing however i think thats what makes him such a good climber in the first place. He tells of his very first attempt on the nose which ended in failure after 14 hours his friendships and rivalries with climbings most colorful personalities and his battle with dean potter to secure the definitive speed record on the nose an endeavor thats been called the wildest competition known to man. There are few in the world who could tell you the exact second they finished a climb and even fewer who would have calculated that finish to the second beforehand this obsession seems at times a test of florines sanity as he struggles to shave seconds from a climb that begins to sound almost casual as he gains experience. On the nose a lifelong obsession with yosemites most iconic climb florine hans moye jayme 9781982602727 books amazonca