Night of the notables post


Hello. My name is Tommy Caldwell. I am an American rock climber. I have planned and climbed some of the hardest sport climbing routes in the country. This has earned me a legendary reputation amongst climbers. 

“[Tommy is] arguably the best all-around rock climber on the planet” -National Geographic 

From an early age, my father taught me to take fear, doubt, and challenge, and turn them into inspiration. He engraved perseverance into me from a young age by bringing me along on his outdoor trips. I believe that on his lessons taught me lessons to help me survive kidnapping and career ending injury. 

If you would like to learn more, follow this link.

Please feel free to comment and ask questions. I will do my best to answer them.

14 Responses

  1. Carolyn at |

    very organized! I learned a lot about his life. do you know where he is planning to do his next climb?

  2. Hannah at |

    I love how sleek and organized your website is! I liked your use of pictures to break up large parts of text. It is really cool to see how far you have come in your climbing career. What is your opinion on how the climbing has changed since the introduction of the sport in the Olympics?

  3. Sinu at |

    I really liked how the pictures in accomplishments switched occasionally. It made me more interested in the picture and text. It was also very clear that you had an interest in climbing since a very young age and your persistence.
    What do you enjoy about climbing that makes it worth spending all that time on it?

  4. Mandy at |

    I liked the colour scheme of your website, your timeline in particular was quite nice. I like how your pages are divided into sub-sections, it makes the information more engaging and interesting. What are some of the opportunities that you may have missed out on because of what happened in Kyrgyzstan?

  5. Braeden at |

    I liked how organized your website was, and the color scheme of the website made it very easy to read. I like how you added a lot of information about your childhood and how it tied into your current ambitions.
    If your Dad never taught you climbing and perseverance, do you think you would have been able to reach the same heights?

  6. Mulder at |


    Thank you for contributing to climate change activism as well. What is your most favorite climb and why? What do you do in between climbs to stay in shape?

  7. kwasstrom at |

    Thank you for sharing your life and your eminence Tommy! It was so fascinating to read about your experiences. I was wondering if you could elaborate on how you came back from your being held hostage. Did you go to therapy? Was there something (apart from hearing about your captor being alive) that got you through that really dark time?

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