SpineOut : August 14
must-read true adventure Into Thin Air: A personal account of the Mount Everest disaster Jon Krakauer We guarantee that once you read the first chapter you will be hooked. Say no more! Born to Fly Ryan Campbell Ryan recounts his remarkable journey from a boy with a dream to becoming, at age 19, the youngest person ever to circumnavigate the world solo in a single-engine aircraft, and shares with us the joy of flight. Tracks Robyn Davidson A perilous journey through some of the harshest places of the world. A camel-trek from the heart of Australia, across 17,000 miles of hostile desert, to the sea - with only a dog and four camels for company. Into the Heart of the Himalayas Jono Lineen The tragic death of Jono Lineen’s younger brother is the catalyst for his move to the Himalayas to spend eight years among the world’s highest mountains. All the Way Round Stuart Trueman In 2010, Stuart Trueman set out on a 16-month voyage to circumnavigate Australia by kayak. He wasn’t the first but was deternimed to be the third. My Love Must Wait Ernestine Hill Matthew Flinders, the first man to chart and circumnavigate Australia, sailed from England in 1801. During the next nine years he carried out incredible feats of seamanship and navigation, made the first charts of much of the coastline of Australia, and was shipwrecked and later held prisoner by the French on Mauritius. Is that Thing Diesel? Paul Carter The first man to ride around Australia on an underpowered experimental motorcycle that runs on used cooking oil? Is he out of his mind? Off the Rails Tim Cope & Chris Hatherley This is the true story of two 20-year old Australians who travelled for 14 months on bicycles from Russia to Beijing. Lonesome Traveller Jack Kerouac As he roams the US, Mexico, Morocco, Paris and London, Kerouac records, in prose of pure poetry, the life of the road. A Time of Gifts Patrick Leigh Fermor In 1933, at the age of 18, Fermor set out on an journey by foot - from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. Destination Saigon Walter Mason Get a taste of the real Vietnam and its people on a sometimes funny, always fascinating journey from the bustling cities to villages, into Buddhist monasteries and along the Mekong. The Dig Tree Sarah Murgatroyd The remarkable courage, the suffering and the moments of sheer lunacy, as Burke and Wills struggled to survive in a harsh land they did not understand.