Addicted to Adventure

Addicted to Adventure

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source

Bob Shepton is an ordained minister in the Church of England in his late 70s, but spends most of his time sailing into the Arctic and making first ascents of inaccessible mountains. No tea parties for this vicar. Opening with the disastrous fire that destroyed his yacht whilst he was ice-bound in Greenland, the book travels back to his childhood growing up on the rubber plantation his father managed in Malaysia, moving back to England after his father was shot by the Japanese during the war, boarding school, the Royal Marines, and the church. We then follow Bob as he sails around the world with a group of schoolboys, is dismasted off the Falklands, trapped in ice, and climbs mountains accessible only from iceberg-strewn water and with only sketchy maps available. Bob Shepton, winner of the 2013 Yachtsman of the Year Award, is an old-school adventurer, and this compelling book is in the spirit of sailing mountaineer HW Tilman, explorer Ranulph Fiennes, climber Chris Bonington and yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston, all of whom have been either friends of Bob's or an inspiration for his own exploits. Derring do in a dog collar! Ranulph Fiennes: 'A wonderful true tale of adventure.' Bear Grylls: 'You are going to enjoy a Commando, Bob is clearly made of the right stuff!'We, that is Tom, Thomas and I, did manage to climb it, using two axes and crampons each, but it just kept going on and ... that had cost me so dear a€“the snow was a little firmer this time a€“ up the broken rocky bluff, and over Solo Snow Dome toanbsp;...

Title:Addicted to Adventure
Author:Bob Shepton
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2014-05-08


You Must CONTINUE and create a free account to access unlimited downloads & streaming