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John Burgman, Author of High Drama

John Burgman, Author of High Drama


John Burgman, Author of High Drama

John Burgman, Author of High Drama

John Burgman, Author of High Drama


Today on The Dr. Christopher Hall’s Show, Dr. Hall and The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview John Burgman, Author of High Drama.

A celebration of climbing and the pivotal figures who made its growth possible, from the rock faces of Yosemite to urban bouldering gyms and beyond

One afternoon in 1987, two renegade climbers in Berkeley, California, hatched an ambitious plan: under the cover of darkness, they would rappel down from a carefully scouted highway on-ramp, gluing artificial handholds onto the load-bearing concrete pillars underneath. Equipped with ingenuity, strong adhesive, and an urban guerilla attitude, Jim Thornburg and Scott Frye created a serviceable climbing wall. But what they were part of was a greater development: the expansion and reimagining of a sport now slated for a highly anticipated Olympic debut in 2020.High Drama explores rock climbing’s transformation from a pursuit of select anti-establishment vagabonds to a sport embraced by competitors of all ages, social classes, and backgrounds. Climbing magazine’s John Burgman weaves a multi-layered story of traditionalists and opportunists, grassroots organizers and business-minded developers, free-spirited rebels and rigorously coached athletes.

John Burgman, Author of High Drama

Saturday

20:00 09:00

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