Admittedly, I'm a pretty voracious reader. So before I even set foot on Mount Rainier I read as much as I possibly could about mountaineering and climbing. That, inevitably, led to many interesting outdoor adventures and instruction books. For the last 20 years I have been in search of a first edition of "Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills" to add to my collection. Last week I was able to finally secure a copy and I could not be more excited!
Anyone else have an outdoor book collection they are willing to share with the community?
And here is yet another. This one is about two teens, fresh out of high school in the 1930's, who decide to paddle an 18 foot canoe from their home in Minneapolis to York Factory on Hudson Bay.
See? Look what you've done. They just keep coming. And I'm just getting started. This is one of my favorites of all time: Full Tilt, by Dervla Murphy. At the age of thirty three, after caring for her aging parents in their last years, Murphy gets a bicycle and a pistol and heads off for India in 1963. No fancy equipment, just grit and resourcefulness - and the kindness of strangers. This was her first adventure in what would become a life on-the-move. All her adventures (I've only read three of them) are light on equipment and heavily dependent on her adaptability to circumstances and her ability to get along with locals - often without the benefit of common language.
You all have inspired me to unpack a bunch of my books and post them here. One of my favorites is 'Climbs On Alpine Peaks' by Abate Achille Ratti who became Pope Pius XI in 1922. He climbed Monte Rosa, Mont Blanc, and the Matterhorn. Enjoy!
I was wrong - my library is HUGE!!
It's just one book but I figure that, once I read it, I've basically read every English book there is because they're all just rearrangements.
@REI-JohnJ I was trying to find the exact qoute - thank you!