The AAC Philly Chapter book club has arrived. Join us the last Tuesday of every month to discuss great climbing and other outdoor-adventure-themed reads!
September’s pick: On the Nose by Hans Florine
Time: Tuesday, September 24th, 7 pm to 9 pm
Location: Hops Brewerytown
“Florine’s story is not one of super-human athletic prowess; it’s one of persistence and dogged determination. In 30 years of climbing, Hans has ascended the Nose a mind-blowing, death-defying 100 times, more than anyone else ever has, and most likely ever will. In On the Nose, Florine describes the most dangerous, pivotal, and inspirational of those climbs, providing a rare look inside the adrenaline-charged world of competitive climbing in Yosemite Valley. He tells of his very first attempt on the Nose, which ended in failure after 14 hours, his friendships (and rivalries) with climbing’s most colorful personalities, and his battle with Dean Potter to secure the definitive speed record on the Nose—an endeavor that’s been called the wildest competition known to man.” - FalconGuides Publishing