Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure

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Rocky Mountain Books Ltd, 2008 - Travel - 345 pages
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From skilled weekend warriors to internationally recognized stars of the professional adventure game, Lynn Martel has interviewed dozens of the most dynamic, creative and accomplished self-propelled adventurers of our time.

In Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure, Martel has assembled 59 compelling and entertaining stories that uniquely capture the exploits, the hardships, the fears and the personal insights of a virtual who's who of contemporary adventurers as they explore remote mountain landscapes from the Rockies to Pakistan to Antarctica.

Through candid and revealing conversations, Martel captures the joys, the motivations and the revelations of top climbers Sonnie Trotter, Sean Isaac, Raphael Slawinski and Steph Davis; Himalayan alpinists Carlos Buhler, Marko Prezelj and Barry Blanchard; record-setting paraglider Will Gadd; Everest skier Kit Deslauriers; the conservationist duo Karsten Heuer and Leanne Allison as they follow a caribou herd for five months on foot across the Yukon; and Colin Angus on his two-year quest to become the first person to circumnavigate the world by human power.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1994
Nancys List 2003
Six Maybe Eight Long Minutes 2006
EXPLORERS
Veteran Mountaineer Is an Artist and a Gentleman 2006
Rockies Climber Samples Scottish Classics 2007
Raphael Slawinski Scott Semple andEamonn Walsh
Rock Climbing Indiana Jones Style 2007
The Liquid Truth 2008
ADVENTUREPRENEURS 217
Climber Explores Love and Gravity 2007
Daring Climbers Scale Bobbing Icebergs 2005
Underground Ice Climbing like a Scene from Alien 2007
Logans Launch 2007
Conditions Too Risky for Points on a Scoreboard 2007
WALK THE WALK

The Cost of the Climb 2003
Victims Are Alive in Teachers Lessons 2005
The Biggest Ski 2006
STORYTELLERS
Tragedy Influences Filmmakers Direction 2006
Real Everest Expedition Is a Real Privilege 2006
Fundraising for Africans Helps Solo Hiker Persevere 2007
Albertas Alpine Birthday Bash 2005
A Giant Leap for the Community 2006
Photographers
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Lynn Martel grew up in Montreal and studied creative writing at Concordia University. Since the 1980s she has lived in the Canadian Rockies, where she writes about mountain adventure, culture, history and personalities. Her work has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Rocky Mountain Outlook, Explore, Gripped, Westworld, Highline, Jasper Fitzhugh, Whistler Pique and Calgary Herald.She is the author of two books published by RMB: Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure and Tales & Trails: Adventures for Everyone in the Canadian Rockies.

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