Beyond Adventure: An Inner Journey

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Midpoint Trade Books Incorporated, 2001 - Philosophy - 125 pages
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Beyond Adventure looks beyond the excitement of adventure and exploration through the author's inner journey and investigates the relationship of man and nature and draws lessons for the modern world.Colin Mortlock's previous book, The Adventure Alternative, was written in 1984. In the world of adventure, education and values, it has gained an international reputation. Beyond Adventure is a very different book to its predecessor. It has evolved through the experiences garnered from long solo expeditions in wild places. The inspiration for these journeys initially came from the writings of John Muir. In the course of his journeys Colin came to experience an elusive deep contentment we all instinctively seek. Solitude encouraged reflection. The questing became a search for answers to fundamental questions that face humanity, and for what lay beyond the immediate sensations felt in adventurous situations. What he discovered in the concept of a journey included a sense of the beautiful and a sacredness of place.The author has been described as 'inspirational to work with, to talk with, to know' and also as a 'strange, awkward, shy-stumbling-worded man'. Struggle is evident in his text. It defies categorisation. But throughout the book, his passion for adventure and for the mystery and grandeur of Nature burns brightly. This account of an intensely personal inner journey strikes universal chords. It will appeal to all who love the outdoors and believe there is a unique wisdom to be found in the wild.

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This book from "MAD" Mortlock explores a fantastic world beyond just adventure.
Another amazing insight into the world of '<i>self</i>, thanks Colin.

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About the author (2001)

Colin Mortlock has spent a lifetime in the outdoors and outdoor education. Formerly Head of Outdoor Studies at Charlotte Mason College, Ambleside. Colin is a world authority on outdoor education. Colin was born in 1936, and educated at Bemrose Grammar School, Derby and Keble College, Oxford, where he graduated in Modern History. A keen athlete, he went on to Loughborough College to take First Class honours in Physical Education and Education. Apart from a lifetime in education concerned with adventure for all age groups, he has pursued his own adventurous lifestyle. In the 1960s he was one of Britain's top rock climbers. He led an Oxford Expedition to Norway and was on the successful Trivor Himalayan Expedition. After several years of white water canoeing and small boat sailing off the west coast of Britain he began sea kayaking. He has been chairman for the Ambleside and Area Adventure Association and the Lakes Community Outdoor Projects. He returned to the mountai

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