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The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice—Crossing Antarctica Alone Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982133115
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Published: Scribner - January 14th, 2020


Colin O’Brady’s awe-inspiring memoir spans his triumphant recovery from a tragic accident to his gripping 932-mile solo crossing of Antarctica.

Prior to December 2018, no individual had ever crossed the landmass of Antarctica alone, without support and completely human powered.

The World Beneath Their Feet: Mountaineering, Madness, and the Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316434867
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - February 18th, 2020

A saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement -- all set against the backdrop of a world headed toward war -- that became one of the most compelling international dramas of the 20th century.
As tension steadily rose between European powers in the 1930s, a different kind of battle was already raging across the Himalayas.

Amazon Woman: Facing Fears, Chasing Dreams, and a Quest to Kayak the World's Largest River from Source to Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643133140
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Published: Pegasus Books - March 3rd, 2020

An extraordinary and inspiring chronicle of one woman’s harrowing journey to become the first female to kayak the entire Amazon River.

Part memoir, part feminist manifesto, Amazon Woman shows what incredible feats we are capable of and will encourage people, especially women, across all backgrounds and ages to find the courage and stren

Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains Cover Image
ISBN: 9781493035373
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Published: Lyons Press - September 17th, 2019

No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant hardships and victories more brilliantly than critically acclaimed author Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as Outside and Smithsonian, he explores the subject from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has battled peaks like K2, Denali, Everest, and, of course, the Eiger.

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Classic Krakauer: Essays on Wilderness and Risk Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984897695
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Published: Anchor - October 29th, 2019

Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these ten gripping essays show why Jon Krakauer is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism.

Extreme Survivors: 60 Epic Stories of Human Endurance Cover Image
By Collins Maps, Bear Grylls (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780008347833
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Published: Collins - October 1st, 2019

The statistics, descriptions, and illustrative maps fully describe of 60 of the world's greatest survival stories.

Rising: Becoming the First North American Woman on Everest Cover Image
ISBN: 9781680512625
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Published: Mountaineers Books - October 15th, 2019

2019 Banff Mountain Book Competition Category Finalist in Mountain Literature

The Wilderness Idiot: Lessons from an Accidental Adventurer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781493043040
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Published: Falcon Press Publishing - September 19th, 2019

The path to an adventurous life seems straightforward: Crush at an outdoor sport; amass a legion of followers who drool at your hero shots on Instagram; host TED talks exhorting people to live their best life, brah. But there is another way: the way of the Wilderness Idiot.

Bodies Built for Game: The Prairie Schooner Anthology of Contemporary Sports Writing Cover Image
By Natalie Diaz (Editor)
ISBN: 9781496217738
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - October 1st, 2019

Sport has always been central to the movements of both the nation-state and the people who resist that nation-state.

Evergreens: A Collection of Maine Outdoor Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781944762773
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Published: Islandport Press - October 22nd, 2019

There is nothing that outdoors columnist John Holyoke loves more than a good story. In his first book, Evergreens, Holyoke shares a curated collection of his favorite essays featuring people who are passionate about the outdoors, as well as his memorable encounters with creatures--from salmon to deer to moose to squirrels--that fascinate and confound him.

Climb: Leaving Safe and Finding Strength on 100 Summits in Japan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781633885929
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Published: Prometheus Books - January 28th, 2020

The inspiring memoir of a middle-aged woman who challenged herself to climb one hundred Japanese mountains in a single year, even after an aggressive cancer threatened to derail her dream.

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