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The Man Who Free Soloed The “Impossible” Climb In 1911

Climbing before WWI, Paul Preuss was famous for onsight free soloing some huge routes, thought impossible by everyone else of the day.

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Climbing before WWI, Paul Preuss was famous for onsight free soloing some huge routes, thought impossible by everyone else of the day. Author David Smart has written a book, Paul Preuss: Lord of the Abyss exploring the trailblazing climber’s life. The book is shortlisted for the 2019 Boardman Tasker Prize.

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Shortlisted for the 2019 Boardman Tasker Award


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