Ecco. As she ventures into a ruthless arctic landscape, blair faces down physical exhaustion—being buried alive in an ice cave, and driving a dogsled across the tundra through a whiteout blizzard in order to avoid corrupt police—and grapples with both love and violence as she negotiates the complex demands of being a young woman in a man’s land.
Brilliantly original and bracingly honest, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube captures the triumphs and the perils of the journey to self-discovery and independence in a landscape that is as beautiful as it is unforgiving. A rich and revelatory memoir of a young woman confronting her fears and finding home in the North.
Blair braverman fell in love with the north at an early age: By the time she was nineteen, she had left her home in California, moved to Norway to learn how to drive sled dogs, and worked as a tour guide on a glacier in Alaska. By turns funny and sobering, bold and tender, welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube charts Blair’s endeavor to become a “tough girl”—someone who courts danger in an attempt to become fearless.
Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, And Dying In The National Parks
She pursued bad guys on her galloping patrol horse. Ranger confidential is the story behind the scenery of the nation’s crown jewels—Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Great Smokies, Denali. She jumped into rescue helicopters bound for the heart of the Grand Canyon. 102812 has limited quantity available.
She slept with a few too many rattlesnakes. Hell yeah, it was the best job in the world! Fortunately, Andrea survived it. In this graphic and yet surprisingly funny account of her and others’ extraordinary careers, Lankford unveils a world in which park rangers struggle to maintain their idealism in the face of death, and the loss of a comrade killed while holding that thin green line between protecting the park from the people, the people from the park, disillusionment, and the people from each other.
For twelve years, most impressive national parks in the world, Andrea Lankford lived in the biggest, working a job she loved. She chaperoned baby sea turtles on their journey to sea. In these iconic landscapes, where nature and humanity constantly collide, scenery can be as cruel as it is redemptive. She won arguments with bears.
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
102812 has limited quantity available. Mariner Books. Paulsen and his team of dogs endured snowstorms, dogfights, frostbite, sleeplessness, moose attacks, and hallucinations in the relentless push to go on. Map and color photographs.
The Last Season P.S.
Harper collins pub the last Season - 9780060583019. Mariner Books. Destined to become a classic of adventure literature, The Last Season examines the extraordinary life of legendary backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson and his mysterious disappearance in California's unforgiving Sierra Nevadamountains as perilous as they are beautiful.
102812 has limited quantity available. Eric blehm's masterful work is a gripping detective story interwoven with the riveting biography of a complicated, original, and wholly fascinating man.
Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart: An Adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail
In a desperate move she breaks away from everything to walk 2, 660 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. Mariner Books. In the desert of southern california Carrot faces many challenges, dehydration, blisters, injury, exhaustion, both physical and emotional: pain, aching cold and searing heat, loneliness.
Ditching the city for the wilderness; walking from Mexico to Canada, against all odds. Carrot quinn fears that she's become addicted to the internet. The city makes her feel numb, and she's having trouble connecting with others. It will be her first long-distance hike. Harper collins pub the last Season - 9780060583019.
In the wilderness she happens upon and becomes close with an eclectic group of strangers- people she wouldn't have chanced to meet in the “regular world” but who are brought together, here on the trail, by their one common goal: make it to Canada before the snow flies. 102812 has limited quantity available.
This Much Country
That winter, she learned that she was tougher than she ever knew. In exchange for housing, she would take care of her friend's eight sled dogs. Kristin and Andy married and started a sled dog kennel. A memoir of heartbreak, the endless alaskan wilderness and many, thousand-mile races, many dogs from one of only a handful of women to have completed both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod.
In 2009, after a crippling divorce that left her heartbroken and directionless, Kristin decided to accept an offer to live at a friend's cabin outside of Denali National Park in Alaska for a few months. Harper collins pub the last Season - 9780060583019. Mariner Books. It's about pushing boundaries and overcoming paralyzing fears.
While this work was enormously satisfying, kristin became determined to complete the Iditarod -- the 1, 000-mile dogsled race from Anchorage, in south central Alaska, to Nome on the western Bering Sea coast. This much country is the story of renewal and transformation. She fell in love twice: first with running sled dogs, and then with Andy, a gentle man who had himself moved to Alaska to heal a broken heart.
102812 has limited quantity available. She learned how to survive in one of the most remote places on earth and she learned she was strong enough to be alone. It's about journeying across a wild and unpredictable landscape and finding inner peace, courage and a true home.
Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day
Winner of the national outdoor book award and the Banff Mountain Book Award for Mountain Literature "Gripping, intense…Buried in the Sky will satisfy anyone who loved Into Thin Air. Kate tuttle, boston globewhen eleven climbers died on K2 in 2008, two Sherpas survived. 16 pages of illustrations; 8 maps 102812 has limited quantity available.
102812 has limited quantity available. Harper collins pub the last Season - 9780060583019. Mariner Books. This white-knuckle adventure follows the sherpas from their remote villages in Nepal to the peak of the world’s most dangerous mountain, recounting one of the most dramatic disasters in alpine history from a fascinating new perspective.
Winner of the ncte george orwell Award and an official selection of the American Alpine Club Book Club. Their astonishing tale became the stuff of mountaineering legend.
Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue
On any given day, it might include: go grocery shopping bake pie seen on pinterest figure out what to do with my life Rescue climbers caught in avalanche on Chair Peak Pick up Vivi at Mom’s A former Mount Rainier climbing ranger and trained leader in mountain search-and-rescue, Bree shares the drama and the camaraderie of this work, as well as the challenges of trying to fit her other roles as wife and mother into what is still largely a masculine environment.
102812 has limited quantity available. 102812 has limited quantity available. Mariner Books. Harper collins pub the last Season - 9780060583019. In a fearless voice―disarming yet laced with dark humor―Bree guides us through intense recoveries, and the warmth she discovers in motherhood, community, vivid wilderness landscapes, and purpose.
. 2017 gold nautilus book award in heroic Journeys “This is a truly inspirational book about the incredible people who risk their lives to save others. Sadie trombetta, bustle mountain search-and-rescue volunteer Bree Loewen’s to-do list isn’t quite the same as most people’s.
On Call in the Arctic: A Doctor's Pursuit of Life, Love, and Miracles in the Alaskan Frontier
Sims had to overcome racism, cultural prejudices, and hostility from those who would like to see him sent packing. Dr. Mariner Books. Harper collins pub the last Season - 9780060583019. And he would do it alone with little help and support. Sims’ plans to become a pediatric surgeon drastically changed when, on the eve of being drafted into the Army to serve as a M.
A. S. H. An extraordinary memoir recounting the adventures of a young doctor stationed in the Alaskan bush. The fish-out-of-water stories of northern exposure and Doc Martin meet the rough-and-rugged setting of The Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People in Thomas J. 102812 has limited quantity available. Public health for assignment in Anchorage, Alaska.
In anchorage, Dr. Sims’s on call in the arctic, where the author relates his incredible experience saving lives in one of the most remote outposts in North America. Imagine a young doctor, suddenly transported back to one of the world’s most isolated and unforgiving environments―Nome, trained in the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment, Alaska.
All the while, he was pegged as both an “outsider” and an employee of the much-derided federal government. In order to do his job, Dr.
It Happened Like This: A Life in Alaska
In the wild, creativity, something inside me opens to innovation, inspiration, and imagination. With it happened like this, and occasionally adrenalin-spiked journey into adulthood, gently humorous, readers take an intimate, and into the depth and comfort of wilderness. Soon she falls in love with jt and gradually, at times painfully, they build a life together and decide to start a family amidst the wild.
Adrienne celebrates the many ways in which Alaska, inspired self-discovery, and her outdoor adventures there, as well as revealing her difficult and intimate journey into motherhood. Her love story encompasses the outline of massive mountains on the horizon, viewed for the first time; a caribou moving through an alder forest; the effort to climb a glaciated peak; and the peace that settles when contemplating a quiet Arctic lake.
. Eventually she finds her way, immersing herself in the rigors of wilderness adventures and building a community of outdoorsy friends to sustain her. It’s a good feeling, one that leaves me light and full of energy, free to imagine who I want to be in this life. 102812 has limited quantity available. Harper collins pub the last Season - 9780060583019.
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The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds
Together, the steamy breath of caribou, they survived harrowing dangers while also experiencing incredible moments of joy and grace -- migrating birds silhouetted against the moon, and the bond that comes from sharing such experiences. A unique blend of science, adventure, and personal narrative, the book explores the bounds of the physical body and the tenuousness of life in the company of creatures whose daily survival is nothing short of miraculous.
It is a journey through the heart, the mind, and some of the wildest places left in North America. In the end, the sun is a compass is a love letter to nature, an inspiring story of endurance, and a beautifully written testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Winner of the 2019 banff mountain book competition: adventure travelfor fans of Cheryl Strayed, the gripping story of a biologist's human-powered journey from the Pacific Northwest to the Arctic to rediscover her love of birds, nature, and adventure.
During graduate school, as she conducted experiments on the peculiarly misshapen beaks of chickadees, ornithologist Caroline Van Hemert began to feel stifled in the isolated, sterile environment of the lab. Mariner Books. Harper collins pub the last Season - 9780060583019. 102812 has limited quantity available.
In march of 2012 she and her husband set off on a 4, foot, 000-mile wilderness journey from the Pacific rainforest to the Alaskan Arctic, raft, ski, traveling by rowboat, and canoe.