Sixty Meters to Anywhere

Sixty Meters to Anywhere
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Author: Brendan Leonard
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1680510401
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

AUTOBIOGRAPHY: GENERAL. When Brendan Leonard moved to the West at age 23, he was a mess. He had a tenuous grip on sobriety, only six months after his last drink had landed him in yet another jail cell. It was the final mistake in a long list that included multiple arrests, wrecked cars, broken bones, fistfights, and ruined relationships. In Montana, he took his first steps into the Rocky Mountains, unwittingly beginning a decade-long obsession with climbing and a journey that would take him all over the West and Europe. Written with unflinching honesty and vulnerability, Sixty Meters to Anywhere is the memoir of a barstool storyteller who left the bar and found adventure, redemption, and a life that almost never happened.

Bears Don t Care about Your Problems

Bears Don t Care about Your Problems
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Author: Brendan Leonard
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1680512706
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

If you've ever considered the absurdity of sleeping on the ground in a place where bears live, pooping in a bag on a glacier, or trying to teach someone you love a sport that scares them to the point of loudly threatening to kill you in front of strangers, Bears Don't Care About Your Problems will make you laugh. Author and creator of Semi-Rad, Brendan Leonard is part Dave Barry, part Gary Larson, and 100 percent twisted in his own fresh way. The Semi-Rad perspective has become the funny, introspective voice of outdoor Everyman and Everywoman adventurers.

The Camping Life

The Camping Life
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Author: Brendan Leonard,Forest Woodward
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781579659691
Release: 2021-06-08
Editor: Artisan Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Packed with expert information and inspiring photography, The Camping Life is the perfect invitation to leave the noise and screens behind—if only for a single night—and reconnect with nature. From backpacking to bikepacking, camping while white-water rafting to big wall climbing, outdoor adventurers Brendan Leonard and Forest Woodward cover it all: how to pack a backpack, how to set up a tent in the snow, how to camp with your dog, how to build a campfire, how to judge a river’s difficulty. And, critically, how to leave no trace, while returning refreshed, recharged, and alive with new experience.

The Art of Getting Lost

The Art of Getting Lost
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Author: Brendan Leonard
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781493031795
Release: 2018-11-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Art of Getting Lost will illuminate the details of dream trips, and inspiring readers to understand that adventure is not out of reach. Most of us face a couple of obstacles when it comes to living our Walter Mitty-esque adventure dreams: ideas of what to do, and concrete knowledge of how long those ideas will take. It’s a long way from talking to some guy at the bar about his Grand Canyon Raft trip to going home and Googling a synopsis of how to make it happen, and then clicking around a guide company’s website to find out if it takes three days or 30. But it won’t be hard to flip through this book and get inspired.

Classic Front Range Trad Climbs

Classic Front Range Trad Climbs
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Author: Brendan Leonard
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781937052157
Release: 2015-04-02
Editor: Mountaineers Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

• 40 classic traditional multi-pitch rock climbs from 5.4 to 5.8 • Climbs organized by area: Lumpy Ridge, Eldorado Canyon, Boulder Canyon, the Flatirons, Garden of the Gods, and the South Platte • Complete climb descriptions, color photos, maps, directions, and gear recommendations Colorado’s Front Range is the perfect place for moderate, traditionally protected rock climbing. This guide covers 40 climbs, perfect for beginning adventure climbers to work their way up the grades on classic routes, or for any climber looking for a fun day out getting high up on the rock and away from the crowds.

Touch the Top of the World

Touch the Top of the World
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Author: Erik Weihenmayer
Pages: 342
ISBN: 0452282942
Release: 2002
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A mountaineer who was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disorder traces his struggle to ascend the "Seven Summits."

On the Nose

On the Nose
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Author: Hans Florine,Jayme Moye
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781493024995
Release: 2016-09-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Hans Florine embodies the genius of "and"—collaborative and competitive, fast and safe, audacious and disciplined, visionary and quantitative. The themes that run through Florine's 101 ascents of Yosemite's most iconic route can benefit people who will never climb a rock, indeed anyone inspired by the idea of a passionate, lifelong quest of any type. —Jim Collins, author of Good to Great Hans Florine is a big-wall climbing legend in his own time. He holds the speed record on the Nose route of El Capitan, a 3,000-foot granite cliff in Yosemite Valley that’s considered the Everest of the rock-climbing world. Ascending the Nose takes most climbers anywhere from 12 to 96 hours. Florine, along with climbing partner Alex Honnold, does it in an astounding 2.5 hours. But Florine’s story is not one of super-human athletic prowess; it’s one of persistence and dogged determination. In 30 years of climbing, he's ascended the Nose a mind-blowing, death-defying 100 times, more than anyone else ever has, and most likely ever will. In On the Nose, Florine describes the most dangerous, pivotal, and inspirational of those climbs, providing a rare look inside the adrenaline-charged world of competitive climbing in Yosemite Valley. He tells of his very first attempt on the Nose, which ended in failure after 14 hours, his friendships (and rivalries) with climbing’s most colorful personalities, and his battle with Dean Potter to secure the definitive speed record on the Nose—an endeavor that’s been called the wildest competition known to man. Perhaps most interestingly, Florine attempts to answer the question why. Why would anyone undertake one of the greatest adventure epics on earth 100 times? His answers provide unique insights on how to live a satisfying life, how to achieve big goals, and how an otherwise ordinary guy can become a rock star.

Chart Imitates Life

Chart Imitates Life
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Author: Brendan Leonard
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1643075101
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this collection of his charts and drawings, Brendan Leonard simply illustrates the funny and strange things we do as humans: how we can confidently navigate in the wilderness but get lost in suburban parking lots, how long-term romantic relationships are a few months of trying to act cool and then slowly revealing how uncool we actually are, and how every day is the best day of our dog's life. One or more pages will remind you of a friend, spouse, relative, or your dog, and most will remind you of how ridiculous we all are.

Why We Climb

Why We Climb
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Author: Chris Noble
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781493018543
Release: 2017-01-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Why We Climb is a celebration, in word and image, of those aspects of the climbing life that are most universal, meaningful, and long lasting— the strong connection to partners and nature; the physical and mental mastery required (and how to achieve it); the rewards of exploring oneself and the world through climbing. Through interviews with some of North America’s most notable climbers the book undertakes a quest to find the soul of climbing— asking what compels men and women to dedicate their lives to the challenges and deprivations of living in a vertical world? What are the sacrifices and what are the rewards? And most importantly, can the lessons learned on cliff faces, frozen waterfalls, and alpine peaks— lessons of respect, discipline, commitment, humility and simplicity—be brought home and used to benefit society as a whole?

The Christian Camp Leader

The Christian Camp Leader
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Author: Jim Badke
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9780991684625
Release: 2013
Editor: James Badke

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Are you signed up to serve at a Christian camp this summer? Whether you are a veteran staffer or have never been to camp before, this book is for you Get your heart ready for the spiritual challenge of camp leadership. Consider why you are going to camp, and what will be expected of you. Learn what makes kids tick, and ways of developing healthy relationships. Prepare to lead effective Bible discussions. Gain skills in managing issues and problems. Become confident in sharing your faith in Jesus.

The Hard Truth

The Hard Truth
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Author: Kris Hampton
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1734103604
Release: 2020-05-14
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A no nonsense examination of what it takes to not only climb stronger, but to be a better climber.

Paper Towns

Paper Towns
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Author: John Green
Pages: 305
ISBN: 9781408848180
Release: 2013
Editor: A&C Black

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Special edition slipcase edition of John Green's Paper Towns, with pop-up paper town. From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story.

Jerry Moffatt Revelations

Jerry Moffatt   Revelations
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Author: Jerry Moffatt
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781906148409
Release: 2011-10-01
Editor: Vertebrate Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When Jerry Moffatt burst onto the scene as a brash 17-year-old, rock climbing had never seen anyone like him before. Fiercely ambitious, even as a boy Moffatt was focused on one thing: being the best in the world. This is the story of his meteoric rise to stardom, and how he overcame injury to stay at the top for over two decades. Top sport climber, brilliant competitor and a pioneer in the new game of bouldering, Moffatt's story is that of climbing itself in the last thirty years. Yet Jerry Moffatt is more than a dedicated athlete. Travelling the world to fulfil his dreams, his story is a compelling and often hilarious account of the climbing community with all its glories, dangers and foibles, as well as the story of a true sporting legend. Grand Prize Winner - Banff Mountain Book Festival 2009.

Valley Walls

Valley Walls
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Author: Glen Denny
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781930238695
Release: 2016-05-10
Editor: Yosemite Conservancy

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Half a century ago a rag-tag group of innovators was building a foundation for modern American rock climbing from a makeshift home base in Yosemite. Photographer Glen Denny was a key figure in this golden age of climbing, capturing pioneering feats on camera while tackling challenging ascents himself. In entertaining short pieces enlivened by his iconic black-and-white images of Yosemite's big wall legends, Denny reveals a young man's coming of age and provides a vivid look at Yosemite’s early climbing culture. He relates such precarious achievements as hauling water in glass gallon jugs up the east face of Washington Column, nailing the 750-foot Rostrum in a punishing heat wave, and dangling overnight on El Capitan’s Dihedral Wall in a lightning storm. Each true tale captures the spirit of historic Camp 4, where Denny and others plan the next big climb while living on the cheap and dodging park rangers.

Best Served Wild

Best Served Wild
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Author: Brendan Leonard,Anna Brones
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781493028719
Release: 2017-08-15
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An Outdoor Cookbook with a Distinctly Refined Palette “Roughing it” doesn’t have to include the food you eat when you’re in the backcountry. Even when you’re miles from a full spice rack and only have a single-burner backpacking stove to work with, you can—and should—eat well. Best Served Wild offers up good backcountry food meant to be shared with friends around an open campfire. Adventure writer Brendan Leonard and food writer Anna Brones team up to bring you veggie-focused recipes for taking your backcountry food game beyond freeze-dried backpacking meals and brick-like energy bars. They share recipes for everything from single day adventures to overnight trips to multi-day outings—real food for real adventures.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
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Author: Jane Straus
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781118039434
Release: 2011-01-11
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is filled with easy-to-understand rules,real-world examples, dozens of reproducible exercises, and pre- and post-tests. This handy workbook is ideal for teachers, students in middle school through college, ESL students, homeschoolers, and professionals. Valuable for anyone who takes tests or writes reports, letters, Web pages, e-mails, or blogs, The Blue Book offers instant answers to everyday English usage questions.

The Wednesday Wars

The Wednesday Wars
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Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0547346247
Release: 2009-05-18
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this Newbery Honor–winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt tells the witty and compelling story of a teenage boy who feels that fate has it in for him, during the school year 1968-69. Seventh grader Holling Hoodhood isn't happy. He is sure his new teacher, Mrs. Baker, hates his guts. Holling's domineering father is obsessed with his business image and disregards his family. Throughout the school year, Holling strives to get a handle on the Shakespeare plays Mrs. Baker assigns him to read on his own time, and to figure out the enigmatic Mrs. Baker. As the Vietnam War turns lives upside down, Holling comes to admire and respect both Shakespeare and Mrs. Baker, who have more to offer him than he imagined. And when his family is on the verge of coming apart, he also discovers his loyalty to his sister, and his ability to stand up to his father when it matters most.

A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone
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Author: Ishmael Beah
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780143190363
Release: 2013-07-02
Editor: Penguin Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

At the age of twelve, Ishmael Beah fled attacking rebels in Sierra Leone and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. At sixteen, he was removed from fighting by UNICEF, and through the help of the staff at his rehabilitation center, he learned how to forgive himself, to regain his humanity, and, finally, to heal. This is an extraordinary and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.

The Martian

The Martian
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Author: Andy Weir
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780593357132
Release: 2021-03-30
Editor: Ballantine Books

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "Brilliant . . . a celebration of human ingenuity [and] the purest example of real-science sci-fi for many years . . . utterly compelling."--The Wall Street Journal The inspiration for the major motion picture Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills--and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit--he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him? NAMED ONE OF PASTE'S BEST NOVELS OF THE DECADE "A hugely entertaining novel [that] reads like a rocket ship afire . . . Weir has fashioned in Mark Watney one of the most appealing, funny, and resourceful characters in recent fiction."--Chicago Tribune "As gripping as they come . . . You'll be rooting for Watney the whole way, groaning at every setback and laughing at his pitchblack humor. Utterly nail-biting and memorable."--Financial Times

Falling For Truth A Spiritual Death And Awakening

Falling For Truth  A Spiritual Death And Awakening
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Author: Howdie Mickoski
Pages: 330
ISBN: 0986445746
Release: 2019-06-21
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"...you can't hide from a part of reality just because you may not like it." In this wide-ranging spiritual journey, Howdie Mickoski weaves together Zen, Shamanism, Nonduality, Advaita, Gnostic Christianity, Alchemy, Ancient Egypt, Hollywood films, and the teachings of Richard Rose to tell a story of spiritual awakening with a message for all. Full of practical details as well as wisdom gained from the realities of daily living. Howdie's story is an engaging and surprising read.