The Art of Adventure: Outdoor Sports from Sea to Summit
Ian Shive, Jon-Paul Harrison, Susan Alkaitis
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Author note: Forward by Ian Shive, Forward by Susan Alkaitis
The fastest growing form of recreation today, outdoor adventure sports compel countless individuals to push the boundaries, challenge the elements, and seek out the world's most beautiful and remote regions. Rock climbing the coastal crags of Southeast Asia, free diving the freshwater caves of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, surfing a reef pass in the South Pacific, and skiing an untouched alpine chute are among the many lifestyle-defining, adrenaline-pumping pursuits chronicled in this one-of-a-kind, comprehensive volume.
Through firsthand accounts by photographers and explorers, breathtaking photography, and contributions by leading commentators—including Keri Bascetta (SKI and Skiing), Amy Silverman (Outside), Julie Ellison (Climbing), Genny Fullerton (Backpacker), Aaron Schmidt (Canoe & Kayak), among others—The Art of Adventure reveals the culture, inspiration, and drive behind those dedicated to living an adventurous life.
Complete with insights from behind the lens and far afield, this riveting collection captures the spirit of outdoor recreation like never before. Filled with wisdom and colored by both epic and quiet moments, The Art of Adventure is a gripping reminder of the vast playground awaiting those willing to live on the edge.
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Polluted waters, displaced wildlife, eroded soils, and trampled vegetation are just some of the impacts linked directly to outdoor recreation. Even our mere presence has an impact. Considerable damage could be prevented if recreationists were better informed, especially about Leave No Trace techniques. At the heart of Leave No Trace are seven principles for reducing damage caused by outdoor activities—particularly nonmotorized recreation. These principles and practices extend common courtesy and
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