As smooth as alabaster, as steep as a bedroom wall, more than half a mile tall.” This is how a New York Times reporter described Yosemite National Park’s nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, which is widely regarded as rock climbing’s greatest challenge. On January 14th, 2015, the nineteenth day of an arduous ascent, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner Kevin Jorgeson, were the first to summit the infamous slab of granite without the assistance of ropes, other than to catch their falls. Don’t miss this special evening with the legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell as he shares his dramatic, inspiring story.
“If you want to be inspired by a great leader, if you want to feel what it takes to do what no one thought possible, if you want to be absorbed by a heroic journey — Tommy Caldwell’s story is one of the best you could ever hope to find.”
– Jim Collins, author of Good to Great
Ticket: $41/$39 members. Includes reserved seat, book (The Push: A Climber’s Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits, hardcover $27), bar beverage, author presentation, Q+A, and book signing meet-and-greet.