Big Tommy Caldwell fan gets to meet her hero

Fresh from Tommy Caldwell's talk and book-signing at the Royal Geographical Society in London, Leni, clutching her treasured copy of The Push, talks to the BMC's Niall Grimes about her climbing hero and reveals something they have in common.

In 2016, the BMC brought you Alex Honnold. In 2017 we teamed up with Penguin Live to bring you another American rock star: climbing legend Tommy Caldwell.

Who is Tommy Caldwell? A badass rock climber, that’s who. In 2015, after years of effort, Tommy Caldwell finally conquered the Dawn Wall, the forbidding 3,000-foot-high southwest face of El Capitan, in California's Yosemite Valley. This astonishing ascent – hailed as ‘the hardest climb of all time’ – was achieved thanks to Tommy’s immense reserves of determination and ambition to see it through.

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