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By Ian Shive, Jon-Paul Harrison, Susan Alkaitis

Author note: ahead via Ian Shive, ahead by way of Susan Alkaitis

The quickest starting to be kind of game at the present time, outside experience activities compel numerous contributors to push the bounds, problem the weather, and search out the world's most pretty and distant areas. mountain climbing the coastal crags of Southeast Asia, loose diving the freshwater caves of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, browsing a reef move within the South Pacific, and snowboarding an untouched alpine chute are one of the lifestyle-defining, adrenaline-pumping goals chronicled during this exceptional, finished volume.

Through firsthand debts via photographers and explorers, breathtaking images, and contributions via best commentators—including Keri Bascetta (SKI and Skiing), Amy Silverman (Outside), Julie Ellison (Climbing), Genny Fullerton (Backpacker), Aaron Schmidt (Canoe & Kayak), between others—The paintings of Adventure unearths the tradition, thought, and force at the back of these devoted to dwelling an adventurous life.

Complete with insights from in the back of the lens and much afield, this riveting assortment captures the spirit of outside sport like by no means earlier than. packed with knowledge and coloured by way of either epic and quiet moments, The artwork of Adventure is a gripping reminder of the colossal playground waiting for these prepared to continue to exist the sting.

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