Booktalk:  Climber Tommy Caldwell’s “The Push”

In 2015 Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson made the first free ascent of the nearly vertical 3,000-foot piece of granite known as the Dawn Wall on Yosemite’s National Park’s El Capitan. This is regarded the hardest climb in history and was followed closely by global media.

In his inspiring memoir, “The Push: A Climber’s Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits”, Estes Park native Caldwell describes some of the hows and whys as well the aftermath.

This episode originally aired August 4, 2017.


Top authors are interviewed on this 10-minute program that captures their words about their books and ideas and often the story behind the story. The show, hosted by Diana Korte and engineered by Gene Korte, has been in production for over 20 years.