The Art of Adventure: Outdoor Sports from Sea to Summit
Ian Shive, Jon-Paul Harrison, Susan Alkaitis
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The fastest growing form of recreation today, outdoor adventure sports compel countless individuals to push the boundaries, challenge the elements, and seek out the world's most beautiful and remote regions. Rock climbing the coastal crags of Southeast Asia, free diving the freshwater caves of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, surfing a reef pass in the South Pacific, and skiing an untouched alpine chute are among the many lifestyle-defining, adrenaline-pumping pursuits chronicled in this one-of-a-kind, comprehensive volume.
Through firsthand accounts by photographers and explorers, breathtaking photography, and contributions by leading commentators—including Keri Bascetta (SKI and Skiing), Amy Silverman (Outside), Julie Ellison (Climbing), Genny Fullerton (Backpacker), Aaron Schmidt (Canoe & Kayak), among others—The Art of Adventure reveals the culture, inspiration, and drive behind those dedicated to living an adventurous life.
Complete with insights from behind the lens and far afield, this riveting collection captures the spirit of outdoor recreation like never before. Filled with wisdom and colored by both epic and quiet moments, The Art of Adventure is a gripping reminder of the vast playground awaiting those willing to live on the edge.
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descent ∙ O P P O S I T E : Drangme Chhu River, Bhutan W E C A L L I T “ R I V ER T I M E” Aaron Schmidt, Canoe & Kayak WE CALL IT “RIVER TIME”—the feeling you get when So go for it, commit yourself to the people on your trip. purposefully abandoning civilization, at least temporarily, and Ask questions, take candid portraits, and learn who the real you find that all of its stresses are blissfully forgotten. Here, people are beneath the drysuits, PFDs, and other paddling gear. the
“food-ration.” But without the distractions of home you can Even with the all-in approach, creating epic photographs become totally in tune with the environment; you read the on these trips is both extremely challenging and frustrating. light and learn to anticipate the mist as it rises off the water in Let’s face it, no one wants to sit in an eddy and wait for the the early hours of the morning. Perhaps rapids you would have photographer to paddle ahead, get out of the boat, and climb
wilderness. If you are lucky, you may have even experienced some of the very places that are found in these pages, shot through isolated canyons in a kayak, surfed secret reef breaks, or skied powder untouched by another soul. As you enjoy this breathtaking volume of photographs and essays, you may also be struck by the breadth and scope represented—from tales detailing the excitement and potential peril of venturing into remote corners of the world, to images evoking the euphoria found on the
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