The Art of Adventure: Outdoor Sports from Sea to Summit

By Ian Shive, Jon-Paul Harrison, Susan Alkaitis

Author note: ahead via Ian Shive, ahead by way of Susan Alkaitis

The quickest starting to be type of activity this present day, outdoors experience activities compel numerous members to push the bounds, problem the weather, and hunt down the world's most pretty and distant areas. mountain climbing the coastal crags of Southeast Asia, loose diving the freshwater caves of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, browsing a reef go within the South Pacific, and snowboarding an untouched alpine chute are among the lifestyle-defining, adrenaline-pumping targets chronicled during this exclusive, accomplished volume.

Through firsthand bills via photographers and explorers, breathtaking images, and contributions by way of major commentators—including Keri Bascetta (SKI and Skiing), Amy Silverman (Outside), Julie Ellison (Climbing), Genny Fullerton (Backpacker), Aaron Schmidt (Canoe & Kayak), between others—The paintings of Adventure unearths the tradition, proposal, and force at the back of these devoted to dwelling an adventurous life.

Complete with insights from in the back of the lens and much afield, this riveting assortment captures the spirit of out of doors activity like by no means sooner than. packed with knowledge and coloured by means of either epic and quiet moments, The paintings of Adventure is a gripping reminder of the titanic playground anticipating these keen to survive the sting.

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