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An inspiring selection of hand-picked adventures, chosen by Ed Stafford. For those who don’t mind a bit of discomfort in order to experience the wilder side of our amazing planet.

Open your mind and reboot your soul with these unforgettable adventures.

  • Get a taste of total freedom as you soar like an eagle over mountains and lakes
  • Come face to fin with ocean giants as you kayak spectacular coastlines
  • Strap on your skis and head off for an adventure in the frozen wastes
  • Experience jaw-dropping sights and lung-bursting trails from the seat of your saddle and more

"Life is for going out into the open. Life is for exploring, for feeling cold and vulnerable, for finding new possibilities and new opportunities." (Ed Stafford)

©2018 Ed Stafford (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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The second person narrative kills the story

The story may be fine but is written in the second person. You are camping, you hear a noise, you turn to look, you simply can’t take any more of it and promptly turn it off and go to something better.

The adventures would be much better if reported from people who have done the adventure.

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  • ariel ronen
  • 07-10-2019

Sorry Ed...

Ed staford is great. but this is defenitly not his forte. it ok not more...

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  • Chris
  • 03-09-2019

Interesting adventures

This book was very interesting, but I felt it was a bit too clinical with the detail and needed more depth to the individual stories talked about. Overall I would recommend it to adventurous people. The story telling I feel should have been done by a professional reader, Ed’s story telling was a bit too monotone for me and needed a bit more va va voom to prick up the senses. But I really enjoy your tv docs Ed.

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  • C Frost
  • 05-03-2021

Interesting - could have gone deeper into the challenges though

I did enjoy everything in this book, but like other reviewers, I wanted it to go a bit deeper. I’d have enjoyed specific stories of people who have attempted these adventures and either succeeded or failed - for example there are so many interesting stories about people who have died on Everest or K2, it seemed lazy not to include some. Also, almost every challenge was rated 5 stars “people will write books about you”. This seemed a bit of an exaggeration for the challenges which he then went on to say could be arranged with a tour guide, eg going on a safari or a diving trip. Aside from this, I did enjoy the book and found it inspirational, and more accessible than I was expecting. I just wanted a bit more!

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  • Shep
  • 06-12-2020

Good listen. Good for more extreme adventurers.

I always enjoy watching Ed Stafford thought I would give this a try some interesting stuff.
Maybe a bit extreme for weekend adventures but gives ideas and is informative.

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  • Miss K.
  • 09-11-2020

Very enjoyable

Easy to listen to, great read. I was pleasantly surprised. if you like adventure give this a go.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-07-2020

not ed Staffords adventure, general

massive massive fan of ed. and these are story's of others and very vague and general, not experience or real.

ed please read your walking the Amazon book.

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  • loopylou
  • 26-07-2020

Fantastic

Loved this adventure book ,,read beautifully and as I’m a keen traveller let me know other amazing places to put on my bucket list ,so many choices of events

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  • Lexx
  • 09-05-2020

An adventure encyclopedia .5 stars😉

If you love adventure as much as I do, this book is for you. it's absolutely crammed with every possible adventure a human being can have, with handy pieces of advice along the way.the only piece of melancholy is that it's very unlikely I'll accomplish many of them. still loved it.

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  • m wild
  • 05-12-2019

a long list of travels by category

It maybe the book it better, but this is just a long list of travels by category, so not so much a personal account, more of a shopping list of places to visit. Each journey is given a star rating across a few categories. Trouble is they are all "5 star" so little point in ranking them really
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  • Patricksamazon
  • 22-07-2019

well read good listen well worth getting

loved it if you live being outdoors or would like to plan am adventure . it's a enjoyable way to think about it( listening to this boook)

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