Mark Synnott is an American professional rock climber and author. He is an internationally certified mountain guide and member of The North Face athlete team. Synnott specializes in remote first ascents of big wall climbs.
The Impossible Climb
Synnott has climbed frequently with fellow The North Face athlete Alex Honnold, who is famous for free solo climbing El Capitan in 2017. Honnold's daring ascent inspired Synnott's best-selling book The Impossible Climb, a part memoir, part historical account of climbing history and the ground-breaking first free solo of El Capitan.
Synnott is known for groundbreaking first ascents around the world. He often documents these trips for National Geographic and The North Face.