Adventure Book Review: Into the Wild

Adventure Book Review: Into the Wild

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I’ll admit, this was one of the few occasions I have seen the movie before reading the book. Therefore I first came across the story of Alex Supertramp (Chris McCandless) on the big screen. In of itself, it was definitely a solid movie, well worth the 2 hours spent viewing it. His life is an

Life with a Restless Soul

It’s like living with a pressure inside you. A pressure that builds over time until you finally grant it release… The relentless pull of life on the move becomes somewhat unbearable. That internal drive that doesn’t allow you to settle for more than a few weeks at a time. Then it’s off chasing the next

27 of the Best Mountain Quotes

“Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” ― Ed Viesturs “Because it’s there.” ― George Mallory “Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and

Mountaineering Book Review: Left For Dead

Left for Dead is an autobiographical account written by Everest Survivor Beck Weathers. Why do I say ‘Everest Survivor’? Beck was left to die (twice) on the slopes of Mt Everest during the infamous 1996 disaster. You may have seen the 2015 movie Everest which shows a little of Beck’s ordeal. He was played by

The Quitter

I was captivated by one particular line of poetry as I was watching the story of Douglas Mawson, one of the greatest survival stories you’ve probably never heard. Mawson was a geologist & explorer during Antarctica’s golden age of exploration, sitting alongside names such as Roald Amundsen, Robert Falcon Scott, and Ernest Shackleton. During Mawson’s heroic ordeal, he had

How to explain our behaviour in the modern world? Read Sex at Dawn

This one is a truly interesting read. Sex at Dawn focuses on the lifestyle of our Homo Sapien ancestry comparative to today’s living culture and whether many of the commonly held assumptions as to their way of living are actually correct. The short conclusion? No they’re not. The topics of sexual interaction, altruistic vs greedy behavior,