Of the Best Outdoor Adventure Books 

I’ve always loved an adventure book. I’m not talking about your typical travel memoir, but about a gritty, hard-core survival tale. If this genre appeals to you, we’ve compiled a list of a few of the best outdoor adventure books and the wildest travel tales in print.

It tells the true story of a family lost at sea in an inflatable rubber raft off the coast of South America.

 In her memoir, Becky Wade, a professional distance runner, recounts her experience traveling the world under the Watson Fellowship and learning about running traditions and training techniques in various places, from England to Ethiopia to Japan.

The book begins by outlining his in-depth preparations for the upcoming hike. Then he recounts the highs and lows of this arduous task which takes place over 146 days.

The title sums up this true story perfectly. Essentially, Ralston recounts a death-defying experience he faced deep in the canyons of Utah, where he literally finds himself stuck between a rock and a hard place…

A true story of incredible survival in the Antarctic during the early days of exploration and discovery, a group of explorers set sail to map the Antarctic only to encounter horrible tragedies, setbacks, isolation and starvation against all odds.

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