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♠Book: Sixty Meters to Anywhere
♣Author: Brendan Leonard
♥Publisher:
♦Release: 2016-05-01
★Genre: Biography & Autobiography
☘Pages: 224
✸ISBN: 1680510401
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: An honest, uplifting memoir of overcoming addiction, and finding direction, through climbing - The author is a popular journalist and blogger and the creator of Semi-rad.com - A full journey-from confusion to clarity, remorse to redemption - Will appeal to those searching for adventure and purposeWhen Brendan Leonard finished substance abuse treatment at age 23, he was lost. He knew what not to do-not drink alcohol and not get arrested again. But no one had told him what it was that he could do. He quickly realized that he had to reinvent himself, to find something other than alcohol and its social constructions to build his life around. A few years later, Brendan was sober and had achieved a graduate degree in journalism, but he still felt he was treading water, searching for direction. Then his brother gave him a climbing rope. And along that sixty-meter lifeline, Brendan gradually found redemption in the crags of the American West. He became a climber, someone who learned to push past fear, to tough it out during long, grueling days in the mountains; someone who would support his partners, keeping them safe in dangerous situations and volatile environments; someone with confidence, purpose, and space to breathe. Sixty Meters to Anywhere is the painfully honest story of a life changed by climbing, and the sometimes nervous, sometimes nerve-wracking, and often awkward first years of recovery. In the mountains, Leonard ultimately finds a second chance.

♠Book: Sixty Meters to Anywhere
♣Author: Brendan Leonard
♥Publisher: Mountaineers Books
♦Release: 2016-03-22
★Genre: Biography & Autobiography
☘Pages: 208
✸ISBN: 9781680510430
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: • The author is a popular journalist and blogger and the creator of Semi-rad.com • A full journey—from confusion to clarity, remorse to redemption • Will appeal to those searching for adventure and purpose When Brendan Leonard finished substance abuse treatment at age 23, he was lost. He knew what not to do—not drink alcohol and not get arrested again. But no one had told him what it was that he could do. He quickly realized that he had to reinvent himself, to find something other than alcohol and its social constructions to build his life around. A few years later, Brendan was sober and had completed a graduate degree in journalism, but he still felt he was treading water, searching for direction. Then his brother gave him a climbing rope. And along that sixty-meter lifeline, Brendan gradually found redemption in the crags of the American West. He became a climber, someone who learned to push past fear, to tough it out during long, grueling days in the mountains; someone who supported his partners, keeping them safe in dangerous situations and volatile environments; someone with confidence, purpose, and space to breathe. Sixty Meters to Anywhere is the painfully honest story of a life changed by climbing, and the sometimes nervous, sometimes nerve-wracking, and often awkward first years of recovery. In the mountains, Leonard ultimately finds a second chance.

♠Book: Space Below My Feet
♣Author: Gwen Moffat
♥Publisher: Sigma Press
♦Release: 1961
★Genre: Mountaineers
☘Pages: 198
✸ISBN: 1850587698
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


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♠Book: The New American Road Trip Mixtape
♣Author: Brendan Leonard
♥Publisher:
♦Release: 2013-07-11
★Genre: Authors, American
☘Pages: 238
✸ISBN: 0615826393
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: When your life plan explodes, you ask yourself the big questions: What do I really need in life? How can I make my life a work of art? Should I buy a house? Have kids? What is a life? Following in Kerouac and Steinbeck's tire tracks, a 32-year-old, post-breakup Brendan Leonard hits the road in search of healing and a new, post-economic-downturn American Dream. Sleeping in the back of a beat-up station wagon, he seeks answers-and hopefully, the occasional shower-in the postcard-worthy places of the American West. Part ballad to the romance of the road and part heart-searching treatise on the American Dream, The New American Road Trip Mixtape is Leonard's raw, often hilarious, barstool storytelling at its best.

♠Book: Best Served Wild
♣Author: Brendan Leonard
♥Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
♦Release: 2017-08-15
★Genre: Cooking
☘Pages: 208
✸ISBN: 9781493028719
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: An Outdoor Cookbook with a Distinctly Refined Palette “Roughing it” doesn’t have to include the food you eat when you’re in the backcountry. Even when you’re miles from a full spice rack and only have a single-burner backpacking stove to work with, you can—and should—eat well. Best Served Wild offers up good backcountry food meant to be shared with friends around an open campfire. In Best Served Wild, adventure writer Brendan Leonard and food writer Anna Brones team up to bring you recipes for taking your backcountry food game beyond freeze-dried backpacking meals and brick-like energy bars. They share recipes for everything from single day adventures to overnight trips to multi-day outings—real food for real adventures.

♠Book: Make It Till You Make It
♣Author: Brendan Leonard
♥Publisher:
♦Release: 2016-10-01
★Genre:
☘Pages: 100
✸ISBN: 0692790934
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: A concise kick in the ass to start doing the creative thing you dream about but don't feel like you have the time/skills/know-how to pull off. Nobody gets tapped with a magic wand and suddenly has the ability to produce art, music, photos, films, or writing-they just do it. And you probably should too. Make It Till You Make It breaks down 40 myths and truths about the pursuit of creative expression, whether you want to make $0 a year doing your thing or $100,000 a year.

♠Book: Alone on the Wall
♣Author: Alex Honnold
♥Publisher: Pan Macmillan
♦Release: 2015-11-05
★Genre: Biography & Autobiography
☘Pages:
✸ISBN: 9781447282679
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: 'Riveting...Honnold is neither crazy nor reckless. Alone on the Wall reveals him to be an utterly unique and extremely appealing young man.' Jon Krakauer A twelve-year-old kid in the audience raised his hand and asked, 'Aren't you afraid you're gonna die?' Without missing a beat, Alex shot back, 'We've all gotta die sometimes. You might as well go big.' Alex Honnold is 28 years old, and perhaps the world's best 'free solo' climber, scaling impossible rock faces without ropes, pitons or and support of any kind. There is a purity to Alex's climbs that is easy to comprehend, but impossible to fathom; in the last forty years, only a handful of climbers have pushed 'free soloing' to the razor edge of risk. Half of them are dead. From Yosemite's famous Half Dome to the frighteningly difficult El Sendero Luminoso in Mexico, Alone on the Wall is structured around Alex's seven most extraordinary climbing achievements so far. These are tales to make your palms sweat and your feet curl with vertigo. Together, they get to the heart of how - and why - Alex does what he does. Exciting, uplifting and truly awe-inspiring, Alone on the Wall is a book about the essential truths of risk and reward, and the ability to maintain a singular focus, even in the face of extreme danger.

♠Book: Drawn
♣Author: Jeremy Collins
♥Publisher:
♦Release: 2015-05-01
★Genre: Art
☘Pages: 160
✸ISBN: 1594859582
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: A graphic adventure narrative that delves into why we pursue the wild outdoors - Companion book to the film Drawn, now showing in the traveling Banff Film Festival - Captures the emotion of adventure through the soulful vibe of visual art - Author's art is among the most influential in the world of climbing - Includes two removable postcards created by authorShivering in a cave beneath Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia, artist and rock climber Jeremy Collins had an intense and anxious vision, "both geographic and artistic," about his life and what he was doing with it. As a result, he left Argentina and commenced on a four-year journey that took him in the four cardinal directions from his home in Kansas City - north, south, east, west - to create art in the wild, climb new routes, and "live out his own map." Drawn: The Art of Ascent shares his exploits, his art, and what he discovered about balancing wilderness adventure with peace at home. At home, Jeremy has a wife and two children whose existence leave him constantly asking himself, "Why am I here on this mountain instead of with them?" The answer is gradually revealed through his heartfelt journey, an intimate visual exploration of how one reconciles family, career, and personal passion. Based on Jeremy's sketchbooks kept over the course of pursuing and achieving four different summits, Drawn is not a snow, ice, gloom-and-doom or cut-the-ropes adventure; rather, it is about a contemplative dad with dreams he desires to share with his family in a way that both honors them and remains true to his personal goals. With climbing as a catalyst, he finds a more fully-realized approach to life.Jeremy's art is a rich and textured mixed media of pencil, charcoal, watercolor, torn paper, and photographs; he often features pages from his in-situ sketchbooks and hand-written text. Some of the photographs he uses were contributed by climbing partners, who include Corey Rich, James Q Martin, Tommy Caldwell, Hayden Kennedy, Mark Jenkins, and Mikey Schaefer. Each of the four first ascents also features a hand-drawn topo map.

♠Book: Microadventures Local Discoveries for Great Escapes
♣Author: Alastair Humphreys
♥Publisher: HarperCollins UK
♦Release: 2014-06-05
★Genre: Sports & Recreation
☘Pages: 256
✸ISBN: 9780007548040
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: ‘Enthusiastic, pleasingly madcap’ Geographical Adventure – something that’s new and exhilarating, outside your comfort zone. Adventures change you and how you see the world, and all you need is an open mind, bags of enthusiasm and boundless curiosity. Recommended for viewing on a colour tablet.

♠Book: Grand Adventures
♣Author: Alastair Humphreys
♥Publisher: HarperCollins UK
♦Release: 2016-03-24
★Genre: Sports & Recreation
☘Pages: 256
✸ISBN: 9780008131944
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: ‘Enthusiastic, pleasingly madcap’ Geographical Adventure – something that’s new and exhilarating, outside your comfort zone. Adventures change you and how you see the world, and all you need is an open mind, bags of enthusiasm and boundless curiosity. Recommended for viewing on a colour tablet.