If you're a climber, have the courage to accept that you're bound to fail, and the wisdom to know that failure has its own rewards. By turns charming and tragic, whimsical and nerve-racking, this extraordinary collection gets to the heart of why adventure stories enthrall us. To fall under the spell of the conservative right's dusky siren, to entertain her environmentally suspect vision, well, nothing seemed more unlikely. It is his baseline jump shot at the buzzer, his three-two heater in the bottom of the ninth. His most recent publication, Alone on the Wall, was written with world-class rock climber Alex Honnold, whose historic feats were featured in the film Free Sol Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. To run as fast as a body can. Pages and cover are clean and intact.
When traveling, danger lurks at the most innocuous moments. I really liked this book because of its many stories. Vicious mockery of Sunshine State sleazeballs and greedy eco-thugs. You can find stories by Jon Krakauer on. The clan with a plan.
So ignore that speeding ferry. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. The treacherous history of the Matterhorn can be read in books and snowy graveyards, but to write it you've got to survive it From beginning to middle to end and back again, one adventure leads to another. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Since 1989, Bryson has been winning American fans to the ironic British humor he absorbed during his overseas tenure as a journalist.
May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. David Quammen David Quammen Photo by Steve Hunts Editor At Large David Quammen is the author of twelve books and a three-time recipient of the National Magazine Award. Exotic Places Made Me Do It A Flotilla of Stouthearted Men and Women Confronts Hissing Snakes, Weird Rocks, Flat Water, and the Greatest Mud in the West; or, What I did on My Summer Vacation Deck: After being forced to stomach snake-blood cocktails and rooster-head soup, one afflicted traveler discovers that revenge is a dish best served by Norwegians When you're baffled by bad beginnings, stymied by the unteachable, and running from impending doom, you'd better head for the hills Times were good in Castle, with full employment and a booming economy. From Robert Falcon Scott's final journal entry to Jon Krakauer's reckless solo climb of the Devil's Thumb, David Roberts and the editors of Outside have gathered the most enduring adventure literature of the century into one heart-stopping volume. Best-selling novelist and serial muckraker Carl Hiaasen is mad as hell about what they're doing to Florida. Her novel, A Thousand Acres, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992.
Actually, People and Trout and Some Ancillary High-Margin Items Like Neoprene Waders and Midges and the Like, Because, You Know, That's Where the Real Profits Are. Diving on lost ships is one thing. Just don't get lost in here. Before the jungle closed in and the map became irrelevant. Not that equipment of today is by any means sufficient to conquer nature at its finest.
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Amid big-league swells, the world's fastest ocean race runs aground in Baltimore. Help Wanted: Exum Mountain Guides, the country's premier climbing service, is looking for supremely talented alpinists with world-class résumés for seasonal work in the Tetons. A few words on those priceless athletes who dare to be unlikable. Awhile back I was on a travel panel in Berkeley with Richard Bangs, author, adventurer, and founder of Sobek, one of the first and most successful adventure-travel outfitters. Strange beast plunders Puerto Rico, Florida, Mexico. Once a year, the adventurous Jenkins boys will be boys, reforging the bonds of brotherly affection by nearly killing themselves An outsized wilderness lives on in mythic dreams and salvaged hope Take three travelers, a nation of Buddhists, and one unfortunate rodent.
Subjects: Explorers -- Adventure and adventurers -- Voyages and travels. Wells Tower tracks an uncertain resurrection in the big woods of Arkansas. His yarns have been anthologized in the Best American series, once for Travel and once for Sports. David Roberts is the award-winning author of twenty-nine books about mountaineering, exploration, and anthropology. After a gang of teenagers staged a violent mutiny in the badlands of Utah, we joined the search for answers. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text.
Points Unknown David Roberts 608 pages Non-Fiction In this book there are forty-one different stories about great exploration in history. The rise and fall and exile and triumphant possible return of Rod of Massachusetts to the battle-torn bedouin Kingdom of Dahab According to legend, New Zealand's South Island was formed when the dawn froze 150 shipwrecked gods into mountains. So hold tight-it's a long ride Does wildnerness therapy help troubled kids? An analysis of the calamity that he wrote for Outside received the National Magazine Award for Reporting in 1996. Yesterday, in fact, is the stale cake of many an aging surfer. Kevin Fedarko Kevin Fedarko Kevin Fedarko Kevin Fedarko is a former Senior editor at Outside.
Where does a week of doing nothing add up to something great? High in the Karakoram, the stubborn armies of India and Pakistan have faced off for 19 years on the Siachen Glacier, the world's highest battleground and a flash point in the deadly dispute over Kashmir. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. There are worse places to spend eternity. Thirty-nine years later, Tim Zimmermann examines how one wrong decision in the wild can change the course of history. For intrepid sailor Ellen MacArthur, round-the-world records are meant to be shattered. When he was exploring a side canyon off Havasu Canyon when he realized that he would not be able to make it back to camp in time unless he took a shortcut.