Richard Bangs, Adventure Without End

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The Mountaineers Books, 2002 - Travel - 221 pages
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Sixteen globe-spanning adventure tales from Richard Bangs, one of the nation's best-known, award-winning travel writersRichard Bangs is the high-profile president of Outward Bound USA There's something for everyone in this captivating collection of true-life adventures from paddling in Africa, to biking in Burgundy, and whale watching in British ColumbiaEarly spring release will attract and inspire readers loading up on pre-vacation dream fuelTravel dreamers and doers alike will cast away to the wild side of nature with these 16 adventure stories from Richard Bangs, master adventurer, award-winning author, and president of Outward Bound USA.The journey begins in Africa on the Kilombero and Rufiji rivers. The often treacherous rafting journey through standing waves, yawning holes, whirlpools and fast eddies whisks readers through herds of ornery hippos and snapping crocodiles--and that's in just the first hour of paddling! From Africa Bangs takes readers to France, where they discover with him the joy of abandoning maps, pointing down the road less traveled, and embracing whatever it may hold. Peru, Idaho, Borneo, Marrakech, Indonesia--Richard Bangs has visited adventure wherever it lives and written about it to share with those who want to take part in their own adventure or those who want a vicarious experience from the comfort of their own homes.Captivating, inspiring, and spiked with Bangs' terrific sense of humor, travelers from all walks of life will enjoy these adventures.

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Bangs (The Lost River), former owner of an adventure travel company and currently a tour operator and guide, has described many of his worldwide solo and group expeditions on the Internet at ... Read full review

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Hippo Holidays
Down th Crazy River
The Second Mountain Syndrome
River of Almost No Return
Escape to Borneo
The First Kiva
Under the Hors of a Dilemma
Lost City Lost Stories
Travels with a Mule
The Other Island
The Secret River
Sea Kayaking Newfoundland
Paddling the Passage Inside
Dancing with the Dayaks
A Thousand years of Danger and Derringdo

Biking Burgundy

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About the author (2002)

Richard Bangs is the author of many books and is often called the father of modern adventure travel. He is now the host of the PBS series Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose, now one of PBS's hottest series. Bangs is a well-known TV personality, whose travel specials and documentaries have been shown on public television foryears, and is the co-director of the IMAX film Mystery of the Nile. This is the first Open Road companion book in this series and will be followed by the future books on Norway, India, and a number of other destinations.

Ed Viesturs is widely regarded as America's foremost high-altitude mountaineer. In 1992 he was awarded the American Alpine Club's David A. Sowles Award for his participation in two rescues on K2. He is also the recipient of the Explorers Club's Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding achievement in the field of mountaineering. He lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with his wife and their children.

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