In this MTNmeister interview with climber and author, Chris Noble, we hear about the makings of his latest book, Why We Climb, which explores various answers to that question from some of the world’s greatest climbers; including Alex Honnold, Peter CroftMayan Smith-Gobat, Chris Sharma, Paige Claassen, and many more. Previous works by Chris includes the highly-acclaimed book, Women Who Dare.

I wanted to really write a book about what I percieved as the heart and soul of climbing.

Curious about his latest book? Explore our review of Why We Climb here.

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