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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 becoming kind of sport 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. mountaineering the coastal crags of Southeast Asia, unfastened diving the freshwater caves of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, browsing a reef cross within the South Pacific, and snowboarding an untouched alpine chute are one of several lifestyle-defining, adrenaline-pumping ambitions chronicled during this extraordinary, entire volume.

Through firsthand bills through photographers and explorers, breathtaking images, and contributions via top 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 finds the tradition, proposal, and force in the back of these devoted to residing an adventurous life.

Complete with insights from at the back of the lens and much afield, this riveting assortment captures the spirit of outside sport like by no means sooner than. packed with knowledge and coloured via either epic and quiet moments, The paintings of Adventure is a gripping reminder of the huge playground waiting for these prepared to live to tell the tale the sting.

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