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The Totem Pole

Cover Image, The Beckoning Silence

Paul Pritchard
Self published
ISBN 9780648141358
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 35.00 
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**20th anniversary release**

Paul was a cutting-edge rock climber and mountaineer hailing from the UK. His adventures took him from Wales to the Himalayas, the Karakoram to Patagonia, Baffin Island to the Pamirs and the European Alps. On Friday the 13th of February 1998 a TV-sized boulder falling from 25 meters inflicted such terrible head injuries that doctors thought he might never walk or even speak again.

Being in hospital for a year gave Paul the impetus to write his second book: The Totem Pole in 2000. This narrative about his personal journey through hemiplegia also won the Boardman/Tasker prize and the Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Prize and was translated into four languages. Nominated for the Banff Prize, this 20th anniversary release includes text and photographs to accompany an amazing story of determination and adventure.

The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow

cover image the unlikeley voyage of jack de crow

A.J. Mackinnon
Black Inc.
ISBN 9781863956659
Paperback 2009
Price $AU 19.99
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Truly hilarious books are rare, even rarer are those based on real events. Join A.J. Mackinnon, your charming and eccentric guide, on an amazing voyage in a boat called Jack de Crow. Equipped with his cheerful optimism and a pith helmet, this Australian Odysseus in a dinghy travels from the borders of North Wales to the Black Sea - 4,900 kilometres over salt and fresh water, under sail, at the oars, or at the end of a tow-rope - through twelve countries, 282 locks and numerous trials and adventures, including an encounter with Balkan pirates. Along the way he experiences the kindness of strangers, gets very lost, and perfects the art of slow travel.

The Living Rock

cover image the unlikeley voyage of jack de crow

Michael Meadows
Living Rock Press
ISBN 9780992544102
Paperback 2015
Price $AU 45.00
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In The Living Rock Michael Meadows describes the origins of climbing in eastern Australia since 1988. Well received by the climbing community for its engaging and informative history, this compelling book covers the earliest ascents to the more recent endeavours. Telling stories of postwar climbing in Queensland, this book provides a comprehensive history of climbing in Australia, covering inspirational and educational tales of rock and mountain climbing. If you love to explore new heights or you just enjoy a good read, pick up a copy of The Living Rock by Michael Meadows.

Into the Wild

Cover Image, Into the Wild

Jon Krakauer
Pan MacMillan
ISBN 9781509877010
Paperback 2007
Price $AU 19.99 
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By examining the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later, internationally bestselling author Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature.


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