What do Zen masters, sixteenth-century Samurai, and the world’s elite climbers have in common?
They have perfected the of awareness, of being in the moment, of trusting the process.
Climbing is a sport of perception, and our successes and failures are matters of mind as much as body.
Written by philosopher, essayist, and lifelong climber Francis Sanzaro, The Zen of Climbing explores the fundamentals of successful climbing, delving into sports psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, and Taoism. Awareness, he argues, is the alchemy of climbing, allowing us to merge mental and physical attributes in one embodied whole.
This compact volume puts the climber’s mind at the forefront of practice.