Kein Fluss bedeutet dem Südafrikaner Fisher mehr. In ihm fließt seine Vergangenheit. Diese Stromschnellen haben ihn gelehrt, die Unwegsamkeiten des Lebens zu überwinden. THE ULTIMATE RIDE ist eine Reise voll epischer Schönheit, Selbstfindung und lebensbedrohlicher Abenteuer. Fisher beweist, dass er nicht nur einer der besten und ambitioniertesten Athleten der Welt ist, er ist auch einer der verrücktesten. ´Es ist eine andere Art von Kajakfilm, in dem sich die Charaktere im Verlauf des Filmes entwickeln und in dem man sieht, wie sie die physischen und psychischen Herausforderungen unseres Lebens überwinden´, sagt Fisher.
Kayak: The New Frontier: The Animated Manual of Intermediate and Advanced Whitewater Technique: William Nealy
Danger, destiny, and romance on the river. A wilderness kayak adventure brings together two very different women - Chaz Herrick, a laid-back outdoorswoman, and Megan Maxwell, a workaholic news executive. As they battle the challenges of nature for survival, they discover that true love may be nothing at all like they imagined. A romantic adventure in a wilderness wonderland. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hollis Elizabeth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068199/bk_acx0_068199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Erik Weihenmayer is the first and only blind person to summit Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Descending carefully, he and his team picked their way across deep crevasses and through the deadly Khumbu Icefall; when the mountain was finally behind him, Erik knew he was going to live. His expedition leader slapped him on the back and said something that would affect the course of Erik´s life: ´´Don´t make Everest the greatest thing you ever do.´´ No Barriers is Erik´s response to that challenge. It is the moving story of his journey since descending Mount Everest - from leading expeditions around the world with blind Tibetan teenagers to helping injured soldiers climb their way home from war, from adopting a son from Nepal to facing the most terrifying reach of his life: to solo kayak the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon. Along the course of Erik´s journey, he meets other trailblazers - adventurers, scientists, artists, and activists - who, despite trauma, hardship, and loss, have broken through barriers of their own. These pioneers show Erik surprising ways forward that surpass logic and defy traditional thinking. Like the rapids of the Grand Canyon, created by inexorable forces far beneath the surface, No Barriers is a dive into the heart and mind at the core of the turbulent human experience. It is an exploration of the light that burns in all of us, the obstacles that threaten to extinguish that light, and the treacherous ascent toward growth and rebirth. This program includes a bonus interview with the author and his climbing partner as well as a foreword read by Bob Woodruff. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holter Graham, Bob Woodruff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002426/bk_aren_002426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Feel the adrenaline rush as Dave Norell plunges over huge waterfalls, gets lost in the Philippine jungles, and experiences carnage in Costa Rica. In need of medical attention, Dave and his extreme kayaking friends trudge through waist-high sugar cane fields full of poisonous snakes, in search of a road that hasn´t been washed out by recent flood-waters. Dave and fellow kayakers travel throughout Idaho, British Columbia, other parts of Canada and the US in their quest for whitewater adventure. Secrets are revealed, lessons learned, and life-long friendships are formed. This book has something for everyone, outdoor sports and recreation enthusiasts, as well as those who can relate to love and loss. Author Rae Ann Norell shares from the heart how she literally picks herself up off the floor to begin a journey no parent wants to take, after receiving a phone call telling her that her 24-year-old son Dave died while competing in a triathlon. Her journey from grief to eventual recovery and healing offers hope to those who have lost a child. Dave´s life inspires and his message shines through: live life to the fullest, pursue your passion and follow your heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Isaiah T. Silkwood, Rae Ann Norell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047321/bk_acx0_047321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Northern California is a paddler´s paradise, and this updated and revised guide has all the information you need to plan a variety of excursions. Whether you want to canoe down relaxed rivers or glide across tranquil lakes, squirtboat on frothing whitewater or sea kayak on the Pacific Ocean, this book describes more than 70 paddling trips along 868 miles of California waterways, encompassing 53,400 square miles between Monterey and the Oregon border. Detailed maps include access points and landmarks; flow charts indicate optimum floating seasons; tide information for the ocean trips will help you ride with the current; and full-color photos throughout will inspire you.
Here are the unforgettable adventures you can experience. There are activities you can pursue for a day, a week, or a month. Whatever your inclination may be, the pay-off is in the remarkable regenerative power of a classic river trip, a cattle drive, an Indian ceremony, or an archaeological dig. New Mexico offers thousands of miles of maintained trails for you to hike, bike, and ride on horseback. If you´re a water-lover, a river trip might lure you into a canoe, kayak, or whitewater raft. You can fly-fish for trout or troll for stripers. There are evocative back roads for you to explore by jeep and mammoth vistas to gaze upon from a glider or the gondola of a hot-air balloon. You can visit historic and modern Indian and cowboy sites. You can ski in the winter, photograph wild flowers in springtime, climb cool mountains in summer, and explore canyons and high desert in fall, when mornings and evenings are cool, days warm, and changing leaves enhance the countryside with a radiant glow. New Mexico is as much a cultural experience as it is a great place to hike, bike, ski or fish. New Mexico has a higher percentage of Indian and Hispanic residents than any other state - roughly 45% - and the influence of both groups is strikingly evident in terms of place names, art and architecture, foods and customs. One could make a pretty good case for New Mexico being the most ´´foreign” of all states. The state´s tri-culturalism is quite simply older than in the rest of the country. The Spanish explorer Coronado was combing New Mexico in search of the Seven Cities of Cibola in 1540 - 192 years before the birth of George Washington and nearly seven decades before the English laid the foundations of Jamestown in 1607. This guide focusses on the North-Central part of New Mexico, which is the region of the Rocky Mountains. Cimarron, Angel Fire, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Taos, Albuquerque -these are some of the areas covered here. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandra Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022668/bk_acx0_022668_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.