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A celebrated mountaineer and author searches for meaning in great adventures and explorations, past and present David Roberts, veteran mountain climber and chronicler of adventures Washington Post , has spent his career documenting voyages to the most extreme landscapes on earth In Limits of the Known, he reflects on humanity s and his own relationship to extreme risk Part memoir and part history, this book tries to make sense of why so many have committed their lives to the desperate pursuit of adventure In the wake of his diagnosis with throat cancer, Roberts seeks answers with sharp new urgency He explores his own lifelong commitment to adventuring as well as the cultural contributions of explorers throughout history What specific forms of courage and commitment did it take for Fridtjof Nansen to survive anmonth journey from a record farthest north with no supplies and a single rifle during his polar expedition of What compelled Eric Shipton to return, five times, to the ridges of Mt Everest, plotting the mountain s most treacherous territory years before Hillary and Tenzing s famous ascent What drove Bill Stone to dive , feet underground into North America s deepest cave What motivates the explorers we most admire, who are willing to embark on perilous journeys and push the limits of the human body And what is the future of adventure in a world we have mapped and trodden from end to end

10 thoughts on “Limits of the Known (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: David Roberts, David Chandler, Recorded Books: Audible Audiobooks

  1. Rock Climber Rock Climber says:

    Decent read Covers disparate adventures of hardy explorers, some of them unusual, in each case dissembling into reminiscences of the authors own adventures The last chapter rambled a bit I learned a lot about the authors illness and a few adventures he had with his wife, but am still unsure what he thinks about the future of adventure.As a cancer survivor myself I wish him the best of luck with his illness.

  2. Christina E. Anderson Christina E. Anderson says:

    Even though diagnosed with cancer, David Roberts still tells a gripping story I was only disappointed in that he never mentioned the Andes or Tierra del Fuego, all extremely rugged, challenging country Does he not know they exist

  3. Saltville Saltville says:

    If you like Roberts, you ll like this one It s similar to his Old Ones in inclusion and philosophy, but covers a lifetime of worldwide travel Enjoyed it a lot

  4. dakotadude dakotadude says:

    Roberts describes the irresistible force that drives all adventurers seeking the unknown.He also eloquently describes his ordeal with cancer Either worth reading Both baffling.

  5. Jim Jim says:

    Roberts books are good.not great but it is a good summing up of a life on the mountains.

  6. Tommy Boone Tommy Boone says:

    Good book

  7. ironmanth ironmanth says:

    Read this through on the first sitting A wonderful read by one of my very favorite of authors of the outside and mountaineering experience.

  8. EZBZ EZBZ says:

    Preachy, conceited If love this category, it s readable.

  9. William Cox William Cox says:

    Thank you

  10. Robert L. Wilson Robert L. Wilson says:

    David Roberts has written many great books, I have many of them.