Yosemite Epics Book Signing at Ironworks
On June 9th at 6pm, sports writer Matt Johanson will be stopping by Berkeley Ironworks on a book release tour of Yosemite Epics
, a vivid collection of tales of extreme climbing in Yosemite National Park.
Author Barry Parr said, “Yosemite Epics reveals death-defying adventures in a place that is known for them. The extreme activities are hair-raising. Some of the descriptions are going to be classics. The book records a great many incidents that are valuable contributions the literature of the Sierra Nevada.”
A falling climber’s rope snaps thousands of feet above the ground. Two backcountry skiers find themselves buried by an avalanche. Wild winds hurl a paraglider out of control. These stories and many more come to life in “Yosemite Epics: Tales of Adventure from America’s Greatest Playground,” a collection of first-person narratives from rock, snow, ice and whitewater. Thrilling yet thoughtful, the book explains the athletes' motivations and shares valuable lessons learned from their experiences. Many well-known adventurers are included, such as Royal Robbins, Lynn Hill, Steve Roper, Tommy Caldwell, Peter Croft and Touchstone's Hans Florine and Steve Schneider.
Matt will be signing copies of his book, which will be available for purchase. Stop by and check out Yosemite Epics at Berkeley Ironworks.