`The brain is the most important muscle for climbing.' - Wolfgang Gullich
Mastermind by climbing legend Jerry Moffatt is a guide to mental training for climbers. Drawing on his own personal experiences from an international climbing career spanning three decades, as well as inspiring stories from the current elite of the sport including Alex Megos, Adam Ondra, Alex Honnold and Barbara Zangerl, Jerry invites climbers and other sportspeople to explore and maximize their mental potential. This updated edition features a new foreword by American climbing legend Chris Sharma.
Broken down into easy-to-read sections, including Mind Control, Self Image and Visualisation, Mastermind will help you utilize the power of your mind to make the most of your existing strength, technique and ability so that you can perform under pressure - not just in climbing, but in all sport.
There are few climbers who could be acknowledged as the best of their generation, but Jerry Moffatt is one of them. After taking up climbing while at school in Llandudno in the 1970s he went on to become arguably the best climber in the world during the 1980s and continued to operate at the highest level throughout the 1990s. His routes and boulder problems, such as Liquid Ambar, Evolution, The Ace and Dominator, are still considered prized ticks by today’s top climbers. He has climbed and trained with many of the world’s best climbers, including Wolfgang Gullich and Ben Moon, and is as renowned for his mental strength as well as his physical strength and technical ability. Jerry’s autobiography, Revelations, co-written with Niall Grimes, won the Grand Prize at the Banff Mountain Book Festival in 2009. Mastermind is his second book.
- Published by Vertebrate Publishing
- Publication date: April 14, 2023
- Author: Jerry Moffatt
- Language: English
- Color: Yes
- Pages: 288
- Dimension: 210mm x 150mm
- ISBN: 9781839811708