“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”
Edward 'Bear' Grylls' life story so far is pretty epic - an endurance t“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”
Edward 'Bear' Grylls' life story so far is pretty epic - an endurance tale about how pursuing your passion with a wild dedication can score you an island, a clothing range, and a damn good set of survival skills.
"Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, sage return doubtful. Honour and recog"Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, sage return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success."
Now that's how you pick an expedition team with balls - with true grit - at least that's how Earnest Shackleton picked his own team over a hundred years ago!
Read all about the most distinguished explorers and survivors from the perspective of ex-SAS and general survival expert Bear Grylls. If you have an ounce of adventurous blood in you, and most of us do, I promise you that you will not be bored!
But remember before committing to any good adventure where there is always something at stake, to be prepared for the worst and happy with anything short of it. Because at any moment it could all go tits up - like Aron Ralston says 'it was a hundred times worse than any pain I'd felt before. It re-calibrated what I understood pain to be.'...more
...a profound phrase, heard by Richard Parks at his grandmother's funeral would become the lynchpin to puThe horizon is only the limit of our sight...
...a profound phrase, heard by Richard Parks at his grandmother's funeral would become the lynchpin to pull him out of a twenty-one day self-deprecating stint of solitude, after the abrupt injury-induced end to his professional rugby career, to become the first human to reach all seven summits and three poles within the same calendar year - he did it in less than 7 months!
Richard (Parksy) Parks' humbling account follows his five year journey through the most extreme environments on our planet whilst skiing, mountaineering, cycling, and running - constantly pushing boundaries both physical and mental. From an agoraphobic in a white room dealing with all forms of depression he transcended his mental barriers to achieve a world first and more in just two years.
He wasn't by all means the first human to put his body and mind through hell in search of that beautiful mistress 'adventure' but he now boasts a whole list of achievements - a list of firsts! An awesome story that keeps you riffling from page to page whilst portraying a fascinating comparison between a professional rugby career and extreme athletics at the edge of the world.
An adventurer at heart - an endurance professional - Parksy is now unarguably one of the world's leading extreme-environment athletes....more
"If my life finished tomorrow I would have little cause for complaint - I have gathered a few successes , a handful of honours and more love and laugh"If my life finished tomorrow I would have little cause for complaint - I have gathered a few successes , a handful of honours and more love and laughter than I probably deserve."
Over 300 pages of pure adventure penned by the humble bee farmer Sir Edmund Hillary. His autobiography follows his life through hardships growing up, the military, near-death experiences, a heavy dose of mountaineering, and current throughout is the great drive of adventure. He tells tales of such magnificent feats in the humblest and most matter-of-fact way which makes them seem all the wilder for it! It's such a apt book for the 'common man' as Hillary himself was a bee farmer who simply loved rambling, then hiking, then mountaineering, and eventually got invited on some pretty spectacular expeditions - Everest, the Antarctic.
A profound thought of nature's purest sights... "There are plenty of tamed wonders for all to goggle at through vehicle windows - we must also retain our wilderness areas where nature can develop in its own calm way and where only those humans who are prepared to walk and sweat a little quality to go."...more