A Thru Hiking Trilogy

Author: Keith Foskett
Publisher: Keith Foskett
Format: PDF, ePub
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A real-life adventurer. Three epic thru-hikes totalling 5840 miles. Will one Englishman dare to face his fears? Three books in one - Contains the first books from Keith Foskett - Over 800 pages of adventure! Book #1 - The Journey in Between A man at a crossroads. A thousand-mile hike. A life forever changed. Keith Foskett was the definition of restless. Drifting aimlessly, he knew a piece was missing from his life. But when a stranger in a Greek bar tells him about a world-famous pilgrim’s trail, the chance encounter sets Foskett’s life in a new 1,000-mile direction. On El Camino de Santiago, the wanderer copes with extreme temperatures, fake faith healers, and insatiable kleptomaniacs. Threatened with arrest for ‘not sleeping’ and suffering with excruciating blisters, he pushes himself to new limits. Keith Foskett’s travelogues have been shortlisted for Outdoor Book of the Year multiple times by The Great Outdoors magazine. Awash with vivid descriptions and a cast of engaging real-life characters, the author delivers a humorous and mesmerizing tale of adventure and metamorphosis. The Journey in Between is a daring travel memoir. If you like indulging your inner adventurer, taking the less popular fork in the road, and visiting foreign locations, then you’ll love Keith Foskett’s transformative tale. Book #2 - The Last Englishman A real-life adventurer. A gruelling pan-American trek. Will one Englishman dare to face his fears? Born traveller Keith Foskett had thousands of miles of thru-hiking experience when he prepared for his toughest challenge yet: a gruelling 2,640-mile hike from Mexico to Canada. In a six-month journey along America’s Pacific Crest Trail, he crossed the arid expanses of California’s deserts, the towering peaks of Oregon’s volcanic landscape, and the dense forests of Washington. Battling phobias of bears, snakes, critters and camping in the woods after dark, can Foskett find new ways to achieve his ultimate goal when the worst winter in years bears down on the trail? Veteran storyteller Keith Foskett lets you join him for a trek across the greatest long-distance hiking trail on Earth. With witty humour, astute observations, and a delightful cast of characters, you’ll discover a compelling narrative that turns the travelogue formula on its head. The Last Englishman is an extraordinary travel memoir by an experienced long-distance hiker. If you believe there’s more to life than work, yearn for new horizons and challenges, and believe in overcoming adversity, then you’ll love Keith Foskett’s tale of exploration. Book #3 - Balancing on Blue One man’s remarkable challenge. 2,000+ miles of unforgiving wilderness. Can he escape the mundane to become a thru-hiker? When this long-distance hiker chose to backpack all 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail, he left ordinary life behind for five months. Enduring an incredible test of physical and psychological strength, Foskett was pushed to his limits… Accompanied by an array of eclectic characters – including a drug dealer, a world-champion juggler and a sex-starved Minnesotan – he weaves a route through some of America's wildest landscapes and history, and writes with insight, humour and reflection. Attempting to keep his English sense of humour alive amidst the bumps and bruises, can he survive his journey of self-discovery to emerge victorious? Balancing on Blue is a superb standalone travel memoir. If you like living outside the box, escaping into the wild, and journeying deep into the unknown, then you’ll love this courageous trek. Discover how a wilderness escape can change you too.

Laufen Essen Schlafen

Author: Christine Thürmer
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492973833
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Als Christine Thürmer gekündigt wird, beschließt sie, sich eine Auszeit zu nehmen und auf dem Pacific Crest Trail von Mexiko nach Kanada zu wandern – 4277 Kilometer. Eigentlich unsportlich, bricht sie zu ihrem Abenteuer auf und schafft es tatsächlich bis ans Ziel. Und sie geht weiter, läuft den Continental Divide Trail und den Appalachian Trail. Humorvoll beschreibt Christine Thürmer ihre Erlebnisse und landschaftlichen Eindrücke, die Geschichte ihrer inneren Suche und wie es ist, als Frau allein unterwegs zu sein.

High and Low

Author: Keith Foskett
ISBN: 9781977926210
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When dealing with emotional baggage, it's best to pack light. An amusing and life-affirming travel memoir, concluding with tips for managing depressive episodes. Keith Foskett refused to let his dark mood define his limitations. Unknowingly suffering with depression, he took to hiking the wilds of Scotland to face the inner demons that threatened to gnaw him to the bone. From the craggy Highlands of the Cape Wrath Trail and West Highland Way, to the canals criss-crossing the low country, 600 miles of unforgiving hiking terrain called his name. Keith repositioned his compass to what really matters in life. As laughter became his travelling companion, he discovered that when dealing with emotional baggage, it's best to pack light. Pushing his mind and body past breaking point, his journey could set a brave new course for coping with depression. Battling ferocious weather, the ubiquitous Scottish midge, strange-sounding local delicacies and substandard TV sets, this is one man's battle to conquer the wilds of Scotland, and his own psychological demons. Reviews Despite the challenges of the terrain and the weather, the author's affinity with the Highlands is obvious and his descriptions of the landscape are captivating. We are introduced to beautiful glens, rivers and lochs that many of us will never have heard of. We are reminded by an experienced international long-distance hiker to not forget the quality of what we have at home in the UK. It's hard not to admire Keith Foskett for what he achieves in this book. But he does not take himself too seriously either, and handles the weight of the subject matter with humility and a good dose of humour. This is a bold and important book which I genuinely hope will appeal to a wide audience. - James Roddie (The Great Outdoors Magazine) As well as the details of his walk, Keith captures the feeling of being on a long walk well - both the joys and the tribulations. His sense of humour comes through too, and he's not afraid of laughing at himself. This makes for an entertaining book that also has a serious undertone. It's a welcome addition to the literature of long-distance walking. - Chris Townsend About the Author Keith Foskett has thru-hiked some of the World's most renowned hiking trails, including El Camino de Santiago, the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails. 15,000 miles have passed under his feet in the past few years. He's written six adventure books, of which three are Amazon Best Sellers. The Last Englishman and Balancing on Blue, about his Pacific Crest and Appalachian Trail hikes respectively, were shortlisted for Outdoor Books of the Year by The Great Outdoors Magazine. In 2016 he was diagnosed with depression after battling emotional problems for years. This book follows that journey through mental illness, and offers advice on how to deal with it.

Picknick mit B ren

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641079233
Format: PDF, ePub
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Bill Bryson will es seinen gehfaulen Landsleuten zeigen: Gemeinsam mit seinem Freund Katz, der aufgrund gewaltiger Leibesfülle und einer festverwurzelten Leidenschaft für Schokoriegel nicht gerade die besten Voraussetzungen dafür mitbringt, will er den längsten Fußweg der Welt, den "Appalachian Trail", bezwingen. Eine abenteuerliche Reise quer durch zwölf Bundesstaaten der USA beginnt... Ein Reisebericht der etwas anderen Art - humorvoll, selbstironisch und mit einem scharfen Blick für die Marotten von Menschen und Bären!

A Child s Walk in the Wilderness

Author: Paul Molyneaux
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811749703
Format: PDF, ePub
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Imagine a 7-year-old boy asking his father if they can hike the entire Appalachian Trail, and then imagine that the father says yes.

In Beauty May She Walk

Author: Leslie Mass
Publisher: Rock Spring Press Inc.
ISBN: 0976568608
Format: PDF
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Leslie struggles to balance her familys needs with her needs on the Appalachian Trail, and sheds years of social conditioning that dictate how a woman is expected to act.