Climbing History – a Talk with Book Author Zofia Reych

About Zofias Book “Born to Climb”

Book author Zofia Reych, picture by: Andy Day / @kiellgram
Book author Zofia Reych, picture by: Andy Day / @kiellgram

Let’s make you a little bit smarter about the history of the sport you are doing! Let’s talk about climbing history, with Zofia Reych.

They have written a book about climbing history – although it’s not the typical kind of history book that you would expect.

Zofia connects for example social questions and historical facts with the climbing history and also tells their own climbing history in the book. And you will learn how the sport became what it is today.

So have fun with the talk with Zofia and if you like – read the book! It’s called “Born to Climb: From rock climbing pioneers to Olympic athletes”


Zofia Reych on Instagram

The book “Born to Climb: From rock climbing pioneers to Olympic athletes”

Zofias booklist:

MacFarlane, R., “Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination”, Granta, 2003

Stephen, L., “The Playground of Europe”, Longmans, Green & Co., 1907

Dowling, C., “The Frailty Myth”, Random House, 2008

Pilley, D., Climbing Days, Harcourt Brace, 1935

Spence, M., D., „Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks“, Oxford University Press, 2000

Dawes, J., „Full of Myself: Johnny Dawes“, Johnny Dawes Books, 2011

Hill, L., Child, G., “Climbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World”, W. W. Norton & Company, 2002

Burgman, J., “High Drama: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of American Competition Climbing”, Triumph Books, 2020

Bourdieau, P., Sport and Social Class, SAGE Journals, 1978

Smart, D., “Paul Preuss: Lord of the Abyss: Life and Death at the Birth of Free-Climbing”, Rocky Mountain Books, 2019

Zofias movie list:

Valley Uprising, Mortimer, P., Rosen, N., Sender Film Productions, USA, 2014

„E Pericoloso Sporgersi“, Nicod, R., France, 1985

“La Dura Dura”, Lowell, J., Big Up Productions, Sender Films, USA, 2012

“The Story of the Indian Face: the UK’s First E9 Climb”, teamBMC, accessed 20.03.2020

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