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            When the Crowd Stops Roaring: The inspirational memoir of an extraordinary All Black
              

            When the Crowd Stops Roaring: The inspirational memoir of an extraordinary All Black (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By MacEwan, Neven

            • RRP: $39.99
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            In this frank and inspiring memoir, Neven talks about his early life and his extraordinary success as an All Black rugby player and the challenges including a suicide attempt and his battle with alcoholism. But there is also hope, triumph and new beginnings with Neven going on to... give back and help numerous others who have lost their way.
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            ISBN 9780473468835
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2019
            Publisher Nationwide Books
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            The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life
              

            The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Synnott, Mark

            • RRP: $59.99
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            One slip, one false move, one missed toehold, and you're dead. On 3 June 2017, veteran adventure journalist and professional climber Mark Synnott was in Yosemite to witness something that only a handful of people knew was about to occur: the most famous climber in the world, Alex... Honnold, was going to attempt to summit one of the world's most challenging ascents: a route called Freerider on the notorious rock formation, El Capitan. It is an extraordinarily dangerous and difficult climb, and yet Honnold was going to do it 'free-solo'. Meaning no help. No climbing partner. No equipment. No rope. Where a single small mistake would mean certain death. To most, it would be an insane proposition. But most are not Alex Honnold, and few know this better than Mark Synnott, which is why National Geographic sent him there to cover the story. In The Impossible Climb, Mark Synnott uses his own career as a professional climber, its intersection with that of Alex Honnold and the lead-up to Honnold's historic ascent to paint a insider portrait of the elite climbing community, exploring what motivates them, the paradoxical drive to keep the sport pure and at the same time to fund climbs, and the role that awareness of mortality plays in the endeavour. We watch through Mark's eyes as Alex plots, trains and attempts his heart-stopping free solo ascent. Ultimately this is a story not only about climbing but about what makes us human, how we respond to fear and our drive to transcend the inevitability of death. 'Mark Synnott's The Impossible Climb is to climbing what William Finnegan's Barbarian Days is to surfing.' John Long, pioneer of 'free solo' rock climbing 'Immensely enjoyable . . . What motivated Honnold to free climb El Capitan without a rope? ''Because it's there'' doesn't come close to explaining it. Synnott's The Impossible Climb does.' Andy Hall, author of Denali's Howl
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            ISBN 9780369302014
            Released NZ 5 Apr 2019
            Publisher Readhowyouwant
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            The New Outsiders: A Creative Life Outdoors

            The New Outsiders: A Creative Life Outdoors (Hardback)

            Edited by Gestalten, Jeffrey; Bowman

            • RRP: $120.00
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            OUTSIDE sets a spotlight on the current outdoor industry and the landscape of the outsiders - the new nomads, adventurers and outdoor consumers.

            ISBN 9783899559644
            Released NZ 16 Apr 2019
            Publisher Die Gestalten Verlag
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            The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life

            The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Synnott, Mark

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            'With the possible exception of the lunar landings, free-soloing El Capitan may rank as one of the most audacious-and terrifying-things a human being has ever done. Synnott's narrative plasters you a 3,000-foot granite cliff and doesn't let you go until the climb is done. It is o...ne of the most compelling accounts of a climb and the climbing ethos that I've ever read.' - Sebastian Junger, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tribe, War, and The Perfect Storm On June 3rd 2017 Mark Synnott, veteran adventure journalist and professional big wall climber and alpinist, was in Yosemite to witness something that only a handful of people knew was about to occur: the most famous climber in the world, Alex Honnold, was going to attempt to summit one of the world's most challenging ascents: a route called Freerider on the notorious rock formation, El Capitan. It is a climb extraordinarily dangerous and difficult - one that few climbers are able to do - and yet Honnold was going to do it 'free-solo'. Meaning a 3000-foot vertical climb with no help. No climbing partner. No equipment. No rope. Where a single small mistake would mean certain death. To most, it would be seen as an insane proposition. But most are not Alex Honnold, and few know this better than Mark Synnott, which is why National Geographic sent him there to cover the story. Mark Synnott is nearly a generation older than Alex, and when he got his start as a professional climber, the sport was just starting to become uber-commercialized. Obsessed with finding the world's last untouched frontiers, Mark took advantage of growing sponsorship opportunities to become known as one of the world's greatest pioneers of unexplored peaks across the globe. And as a member of the North Face 'Dream Team', Mark's career inevitably collided with Alex Honnold's after the young gun broke onto the scene. Mark brought Alex on his first big expedition - to Borneo - to be followed by other adventures together. To Alex, Mark became 'Mr.
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            ISBN 9781760633226
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Black Car Burning

            Black Car Burning (Hardback)

            By Mort, Helen

            • RRP: $40.00
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            Their polyamorous relationship - which for years felt so natural - is starting to seem strained. Leigh, who works at a local gear shop, watches Caron climb and feels complicit. Black Car Burning is a brilliant debut novel of trust and trauma, fear and falling, from one of our bes...t young writers.
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            ISBN 9781784741884
            Released NZ 4 Apr 2019
            Publisher Vintage
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            Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die: Surfing Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations
             

            Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die: Surfing Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations (EPUB ebook)

            By Santella, Chris

            Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die is a beautifully illustrated guide to the most thrilling surfing destinations in the world. Covering quintessential beaches, including: Oahu's North Shore; Australia's Gold Coast; and of course, Malibu, California, the book also invites you to ...discover such unexpected gems as the Amazon and the Gulf of Alaska. From the frigid waters off Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula to Nazare, Portugal, where in 2013 Garrett McNamara broke a world record for surfing the tallest wave (78 feet!), Fifty Places to Surf takes readers on a wide-roving adventure, divulging the details that make each venue unique-and plenty of tips for those who aspire to surf there. Featuring interviews with seasoned surfing experts such as pro surfer Joel Parkinson and Billabong executive Shannan North, Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die is an essential travel companion for surfers of all levels who are looking to catch that perfect wave.
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            ISBN 9781683355007
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            Language en
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2019
            Publisher Abrams
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Fifty Places
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            Good to Go: How to Eat, Sleep and Rest Like a Champion
             

            Good to Go: How to Eat, Sleep and Rest Like a Champion (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Aschwanden, Christie

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            The first definite account of the new frontier of sports recovery science debunking what we should and shouldn't be doing between exercising.

            ISBN 9781509827657
            Released NZ 26 Mar 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Sky Runner: Finding Strength, Happiness and Balance in your Running

            Sky Runner: Finding Strength, Happiness and Balance in your Running (Hardback)

            By Forsberg, Emelie

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            The competitive sport of skyrunning is spreading throughout the world as new competitions and events are announced in countries across the globe. Emelie Forsberg, one of the most successful trail/sky runners in the world, shares her passion for running and how to get the most out... of her body. Each chapter in the book, looks at ways to develop your skills, as well as immerse yourself in the moment. Emelie shares stories, recipes, yoga, techniques and strength training exercises as she shares her experiences from her career and from life. Sky Runner is about much more than running in the mountains, it's about living an outdoors lifestyle and enjoying the thrill of running in nature. Most importantly Emelie shares how to listen to your body and build both your mental and physical strength sustainably. Regardless of whether you're running three kilometres or 50 kilometres, this book will help improve your attitude to running and give it deeper meaning, while motivating you to be your best self. Sky Runner is filled with spectacular photographs taken by one of the world's most legendary mountain athletes.
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            ISBN 9781743795477
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2019
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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            Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump: The brilliant New York Times bestseller

            Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump: The brilliant New York Times bestseller (Hardback)

            By Reilly, Rick

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            Bestselling author and acclaimed sportswriter Rick Reilly is back with a stunning, uproarious indictment of Trump's lying, cheating, and poor sportsmanship on the green, and how those behaviors reveal the management style he has taken to the Oval Office.

            ISBN 9781472266101
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2019
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Walking: One Step at a Time

            Walking: One Step at a Time (Hardback)

            By Kagge, Erling

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            'Everything moves more slowly when I walk, the world seems softer . . .' From the bestselling author of Silence comes an illuminating exploration of the joy of walking. From those perilous first steps to great expeditions, from walking to work to walking to the North Pole, Erling... Kagge explains that he who walks lives longer, and better. 'After having put my shoes on and let my thoughts wander, I am sure of one thing - to put one foot in front of the other is one of the most important things we do.' 'Erling Kagge is a philosophical adventurer - or perhaps an adventurous philosopher' - New York Times 'Drawing on the experiences of Kagge's extraordinary life in wild places, this is a book of great concentration' - Robert Macfarlane, on Silence
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            ISBN 9780241357682
            Released NZ 16 Apr 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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