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2/19/09 – When Jerry Moffatt burst onto the scene as a brash year-old, rock climbing had never seen anyone like him before. Fiercely. Revelations Jerry Moffatt was probably the best climber in the world for most of the s, and he continued to push standards throughout the. Revelations is the award winning autobiography, one of the world’s When Jerry Moffatt burst onto the scene as a brash year-old, rock.

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I used to do some indoor climbing and bouldering at a gym, but the book covers of real deal rock climbers caught my immediate attention. On the look out for some skiing gear, I accidentally entered the wrong shop and ended up in the neighboring store revelatiins they sold equipment for other outdoor sports.

There are currently no comments, why not add your own? I actually read the mental training chapter during a climbing trip – ticking my hardest redpoint with an improved approach. The interview is a great read and worth investigating. It’s more than a bit of an egofest, but I suppose ‘the best climber in the world’ is entitled to show off, in writing as well as in his climbing. Few moffat can ever claim to have been the best in the world.

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Jerry Moffatt – Revelations

It should probably be banned. This was a result of numerous technological innovations, changes in ethics and the introduction of several methods of climbing- specific training.

Fiercely ambitious, even as a boy Moffatt was focused on one thing: Want to Read saving…. Get discounts in shops nationwide BMC office: Books by Jerry Moffatt. After taking up climbing while at school in Llandudno in the s he went on to become arguably the best climber in the world during the s and continued to operate at the highest level throughout the s.


I have no idea how this book won the grand prize, though I will jrrry Niall Grimes wrote brilliantly about Jerry Moffatt climbing rocks on multiple continents, something many other people in the s did.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Yet Jerry Moffatt is more than a dedicated athlete. Thanks for the great comment!

Absolute classic read for anyone who is into their climbing. It is most certainly not a book for non-climbers. Posting as Anonymous Community Standards. Aug 16, Sima rated it did not like it Shelves: His trials and eventual triumphs never fail to motivate me, and should jergy you the extra boost you need to fire up your winter training sessions. Not for encouraging soloing which is awesome but because you will want to quit your job and go and live in a barn.

Jerry Moffatt – Revelations

Mar 06, Liz Revelationx rated it really liked it. If you have any other recommendations for books that offer a bit more than an entertaining read to get us through the long winter, please post them in a comment below. When Jerry Moffatt burst onto the scene as a brash year-old, rock climbing had never seen anyone like him before.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Steve Pulver rated it it was amazing Jan 30, This is the story of his meteoric rise to stardom, and how he overcame injury to stay at the top for over two decades.

He talks extensively about his travels and the friends he made along the way. Jerry Moffatt is one of the few who could make that claim. I believe we still have a tremendous amount of influence on our abilities, especially in climbing where the sport is still pretty revelatiions from the larger gene pool.

Feb 18, Moses rated it it was amazing. I particularly liked the passages concerning the mental training necessary to succeed on hard ascents: Andrew Liverod rated it it was amazing Feb 23, But it is a fascinating trip down memory lane and the golden age of climbing, not only sportclimbing, but climbing in general, for those of us who only followed the likes of Jerry Moffatt, and many of the other stars of the 80’s, that he gives little oblique insights into, because of our interest in more traditional climbs, big herry, the Alps, etc.


Lazy H Uerry Club. The only problem I had was what the competitiveness did to his attitude and mind, sometimes clearing away rational thought to focus solely on physical ability or ways believed to achieve peak performance e.

He frankly describes his various injuries and accidents, humanizing himself while tackling the frustration and despair that comes with any setback.

But nothing changes without pioneers and Jerry Moffatt is regarded by many as the person who made the biggest contribution to hard climbing during this time. Adam Menz rated it really liked it Oct 14, Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.

Our five policies take you from the beach to Everest. We can only look up to them and thank them for making this sport what it is today. Paul still inspires people with hi When I picked up this book from the Banff Film Festival office, it looked like it had never been read. Too much training is as bad as not enough.