There are 6 books in this catalogue.
Ranulph Fiennes - Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know
Book Number: 60762
Hodder and Stoughton 2007 Trade paperback. 402pp. Very good. Index. Illustrated with photo's. Ranulph Fiennes has travelled to the most dangerous and inaccessible places on earth, almost died countless times, lost nearly half his fingers to frostbite, raised millions of pounds for charity and been awarded a polar medal and an OBE. He has been an elite soldier, an athlete, a mountaineer, an explorer, a bestselling author and nearly replaced Sean Connery as James Bond. In his autobiography he describes how he led expeditions all over the world and became the first person to travel to both poles on land. He tells of how he discovered the lost city of Ubar in Oman and attempted to walk solo and unsupported to the North Pole - the expedition that cost him several fingers, and very nearly his life. His most recent challenge was scaling the north face of the Eiger, one of the most awesome mountaineering challenges in the world. Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes OBE, 3rd Baronet, looks back on a life lived at the very limits of human endeavour.
Field Guide to the Kokoda Track : An Historical Guide to the Lost Battlefields
Book Number: 62941
Kokoda Press, 2006. Revised edition. 8vo softcover 510pp very good+, Includes waterproof trek map. Colour Illustrations throughout. Historical preparation for people who want to walk the track as well as a stand-alone story on the history on Kokoda. Contents includes Background, the name, European Intrusion, The History of the Track, Australian Forces, Japanese Forces, Battle Casualties, Awards Referred to in this book, Timeline. The Track, Itinerary, Port Moresby to Owers' Corner, Owers' Corner to Kokoda, Northern Sector, Kokoda to Gona, Buna, Sanananda.
Between A Rock And A Hard Place
Book Number: 55016
Atria Books 2004 8vo softcover 354pp very good. One of the most extraordinary survival stories ever told -- Aron Ralston's searing account of his six days trapped in one of the most remote spots in America, and how one inspired act of bravery brought him home. It started out as a simple hike in the Utah canyonlands on a warm Saturday afternoon. For Aron Ralston, a twenty-seven-year-old mountaineer and outdoorsman, a walk into the remote Blue John Canyon was a chance to get a break from a winter of solo climbing Colorado's highest and toughest peaks. He'd earned this weekend vacation, and though he met two charming women along the way, by early afternoon he finally found himself in his element: alone, with just the beauty of the natural world all around him. It was 2:41 P.M. Eight miles from his truck, in a deep and narrow slot canyon, Aron was climbing down off a wedged boulder when the rock suddenly, and terrifyingly, came loose. Before he could get out of the way, the falling stone pinned his right hand and wrist against the canyon wall. And so began six days of hell for Aron Ralston. With scant water and little food, no jacket for the painfully cold nights, and the terrible knowledge that he'd told no one where he was headed, he found himself facing a lingering death -- trapped by an 800-pound boulder 100 feet down in the bottom of a canyon. As he eliminated his escape options one by one through the days, Aron faced the full horror of his predicament: By the time any possible search and rescue effort would begin, he'd most probably have died of dehydration, if a flash flood didn't drown him before that.
What does one do in the face of almost certain death? Using the video camera from his pack, Aron began recording his grateful good-byes to his family and friends all over the country, thinking back over a life filled with adventure, and documenting a last will and testament with the hope that someone would find it. (For their part, his family and friends had instigated a major search for Aron, the amazing details of which are also documented here for the first time.) The knowledge of their love kept Aron Ralston alive, until a divine inspiration on Thursday morning solved the riddle of the boulder. Aron then committed the most extreme act imaginable to save himself.
In Search of INCA GOLD - The Journal of an Expedition
Book Number: 60395
Burke 1955 8vo. Hardcover in d/w. Very good. PO inscription on fep. toning where d/w ends on fep, crease in d/w near spine, otherwise very good. Illustrated by H.Harry Sheldon. Seaman Phair saves an old man's life late one night, he repay's him with a tale of INCA gold. Months later Phair sets out to find the gold. This is his journal.
The Seventy Great Journeys in History
Hanbury-Tenison, Robin. (editor)
Book Number: 44916
Thames and Hudson 2006 4to. hardcover. 304pp. index, colour illus, maps. Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
The King's Ransom - More from the King of Algonquin Park
Lindsay, Paton Lodge
Book Number: 61818
General Store Publishing House 2015 8vo. Softcover. 312pp. Near fine, po inscription on half title. featuring more stories and adventures of the exceptional and well-known wilderness man, Joseph Emmett Chartrand, who became a legend in his own time. The old bushman from the wilderness was a person whom so many upon seeing his approach would have crossed the road to avoid the encounter. They would have promptly judged him to be an un-educated, uncouth, unruly, slovenly, homeless old man who lived an undesirable lifestyle. In not bending to first judgement, author Paton Lodge Lindsay who was a young city girl at the time, came to know the old man in life and in love, moving from best enemies to a lifetime relationship.