We’ve compiled a list of the best modern adventure books of all time. This list will surely satiate your thirst for adventure!
This is the story of Ed Viesturs as he climbs the highest 14 peaks in the world. There is nothing like experiencing high altitude through the lens of a legend.
By: Ed Viesturs and David Roberts
This is the story of the first team to summit an 8000+ meter peak. Maurice Herzog lead his French team to the summit of Annapurna and subsequently made mountaineering history.
By: Maurice Herzog
In this incredible story of the Tarahumara Indians in the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall discovers the ancient art of barefoot running. This book singlehandedly sparked the world’s minimalist running craze.
By: Christopher McDougall
Feeling like maybe it’s too late in life to take up running? Dean Karnazes felt the same way. However, he took it upon himself to change and shape the future of ultrarunning forever. This is some seriously inspiring stuff right here.
By: Dean Karnazes
The story of the legendary 1996 Everest tragedy through the eyes of Jon Krakauer. You have probably read books by Krakauer before like Into the Wild. Take your imagination a bit higher in altitude and learn what it means to survive an incredible tragedy.
By: Jon Krakauer
Topping the New York Times Best Seller list, Wild is the story of Cheryl Strayed’s epic journey across the 1,100 mile Pacific Crest Trail. You’ve seen the movie, now read the book.
By: Cheryl Strayed
The story is widely known as one of the most incredible survival feats in mountaineering history. After a climb up a previously unclimbed route on Siula Grande, Joe Simpson accidentally slipped and badly broke his leg. In an attempt to save Simpson, Yates began lowering him down the mountain and this is where the real story of survival begins.
By: Joe Simpson
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