Biography: adventurers and explorers

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Lights to Guide Me Home

This debut memoir is at once a captivating travelogue and an introspective look at what it takes to navigate the unfamiliar and find your way back home.

 

Meghan J. Ward was 21 years old when she journeyed ...

Emilio Comici: Angel of the Dolomites

Winner of the Banff Mountain Book Competition: Climbing Literature Award

The first English-language biography of one of the most renowned Italian climbers, Emilio Comici, who bagged over 200 first ascents ...

Burnt Snow

The author, an Irish Immigrant, who for five years was partially raised by a Métis family in Winnipeg, heads north in a soul-searching mission to find himself and his place in life. The reflections of ...

Rising

By (author) Sharon Wood
Categories: Memoirs

In 1986, as part of a Canadian team, Sharon Wood became the first woman from the Americas to summit Mount Everest—and the first woman in the world to do so via the West Ridge from Tibet and without ...

Bush Runner

The first European to explore the upper Mississippi, as well as the namesake of ships and hotel chains, Pierre-Esprit Radisson is perhaps best described, writes Mark Bourrie, as “an eager hustler with ...

Unchained Man

In 1914, Captain Robert Bartlett made a perilous trek of 700 miles across the frozen Arctic Ocean to save survivors of the sunken vessel Karluk. This episode was one of many that contributed to the Bartlett ...

World's Most Travelled Man

By (author) Mike Spencer Bown
Categories: Memoirs

The World’s Most Travelled Man is an eye-opening account of the universal human experience as seen from each corner of the changing world. Blending a romantic connection to nature through solitude and ...

Kinds of Winter

“Dave Olesen’s four midwinter dogsled journeys project struck me as a wonderfully sane choice of place and self-exploration, reminding me of how Thoreau walked many days across thickets and swamps ...

Elusive Mr. Pond

By (author) Barry Gough
Categories: History of the Americas

Sir Alexander Mackenzie is known to schoolchildren as a great Canadian explorer who gave his name to the country’s longest river, but hardly anyone could name the man who mentored Mackenzie and mapped ...