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            The Longest Day: Standing Up to Depression and Tackling the Coast to Coast
             

            The Longest Day: Standing Up to Depression and Tackling the Coast to Coast (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Calman, Matt

            • RRP: $32.99
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            Matt Calman's most consistent tool for dealing with problems throughout his life was alcohol. But it got to the stage where he was no longer willing to put up with the dark side of his drinking. So he quit. But the problems that had been simmering away for most of his life merely... came to a head. It led to a major depressive phase with panic attacks and thoughts of suicide. After reaching rock-bottom, Matt began the slow climb to rebuild himself with a much stronger foundation. Finally he was ready to find something, or for something to find him. It could have been anything. It just happened to be the Coast to Coast Multisport World Championships, the toughest endurance race in New Zealand. The Longest Day outlines Matt's path back from the depths of depression, his struggles to learn to run, cycle and kayak at an elite level, and the culmination of all that training: his Coast to Coast race. The book explores the parallels between the inner landscape (his journey to wellbeing) and the outer landscape (the world around him and tackling the Coast to Coast). Through his training he learns about process rather than outcome, and how true success and enjoyment is embedded in the journey (not the destination). Matt is a brave, honest writer with a talent for articulating what is going on inside his head.
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            ISBN 9781988547305
            Published NZ 18 Feb 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Survival For Beginners: A step-by-step guide to camping and outdoor skills

            Survival For Beginners: A step-by-step guide to camping and outdoor skills (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Australia, Dk

            • RRP: $38.00
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            Whether you're planning an adventure or just want to learn outdoor skills, Survival for Beginners is the perfect book for you. Learn the basics - from picking the best tent for your expedition to knowing how to pitch it - with clear step-by-step illustrations. Find out why not to... camp beneath a tree, how to peg out your tent and when to slacken the guy lines. Once you're safely under canvas, discover how to forage for food, light a fire with flints and cook up delicious grub. Find out what to take on your expedition, how to plan your route and what to include in your essential survival kit. There are also tips and advice for what to do when encountering some not-so-friendly animals, such as crocodiles, jellyfish, dingoes, kangaroos and snakes. To help you find your way, you will learn how to use a map and compass, or the sun and stars as a guide. Discover the best way to hike over diverse terrains, including forests, swamps, forests, deserts and mountains. Learn, too, how to predict the weather by observing cloud formations and wind direction. So start packing your backpack for an outdoor adventure and don't forget your copy of Survival for Beginners.
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            ISBN 9780143796954
            Published NZ 17 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Alive and Going Home: Search and Rescue Memories - A Tramper's Survival Guide
             

            Alive and Going Home: Search and Rescue Memories - A Tramper's Survival Guide (Paperback)

            By Jennings, Nick

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            Alive and Going Home begins with the author's arrival in New Zealand and ends as a tribute to the country's mountains where he played and sometimes worked. In between, it takes us to places few of us get to journey to - actual places and metaphysical places.

            ISBN 9780473498580
            Published NZ 12 Dec 2019
            Publisher The Copy Press
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            The Boys in the Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand

            The Boys in the Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand (Paperback)

            By Gutman, Matt

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            From award-winning ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman, and written using exclusive interviews and information comes the definitive account of the dramatic story that gripped the world: the miracle rescue of twelve boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded ca...ve miles underground for nearly three weeks--a pulse-pounding page-turner by a reporter who was there every step of their journey out. After a practice in June 2018, a Thai soccer coach took a dozen of his young players to explore a famous but flood-prone cave. It was one of the boys' birthday, but neither he nor the dozen resurfaced. Worried parents and rescuers flocked to the mouth of a cave that seemed to have swallowed the boys without a trace. Ranging in age from eleven to sixteen, the boys were all members of the Wild Boars soccer team. When water unexpectedly inundated the cave, blocking their escape, they retreated deeper inside, taking shelter in a side cavern. While the world feared them dead, the thirteen young souls survived by licking the condensation off the cave's walls, meditating, and huddling together for warmth. In this thrilling account, ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman recounts this amazing story in depth and from every angle, exploring their time in the cave, the failed plans and human mistakes that nearly doomed them, and the daring mission that ultimately saved them. Gutman introduces the elite team of volunteer divers who risked death to execute a plan so risky that its American planners admitted, for us, success would have meant getting just one boy out alive. He takes you inside the meetings where life and death decisions were grimly made and describes how these heroes pulled off an improbable rescue under immense pressure, with the boys' desperate parents and the entire world watching. One of the largest rescues in history was in doubt until the very last moment. Matt Gutman covered the story intensively, went deep inside the caves himself, and in
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            ISBN 9780062909923
            Released NZ 17 Jun 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Asha & the Spirit Bird

            Asha & the Spirit Bird (Paperback)

            By Bilan, Jasbinder

            • RRP: $18.99
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            In an unforgettable adventure set in contemporary India, Asha is guided by a majestic bird which she believes to be the spirit of her grandmother. Together with her best friend, Jeevan, she embarks on a journey across the Himalayas to find her missing father and save her home ...

            ISBN 9781911490197
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2019
            Publisher Chicken House Ltd
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Short Runs in Beautiful Places: 100 Spectacular Routes

            Short Runs in Beautiful Places: 100 Spectacular Routes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Benson, Jen; Benson, Sim

            • RRP: $32.99
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            100 short runs - ranging from 1 to 10 miles - ideal for beginners and experienced runners alike and travelling through beautiful countryside of all kinds, from ancient woodland and meadows studded with wildflowers to rugged headlands with uninterrupted views of the sea.

            ISBN 9781911657040
            Released NZ 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pavilion Books
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            The World Beneath Their Feet: The British, the Americans, the Nazis and the Mountaineering Race to Summit the Himalayas

            The World Beneath Their Feet: The British, the Americans, the Nazis and the Mountaineering Race to Summit the Himalayas (Hardback)

            By Ellsworth, Scott

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            The stories of the extraordinary men and women - the athletes, aristocrats, opportunists and oddballs - who launched the race to the roof of the world.

            ISBN 9781473649620
            Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Navigation: Techniques and skills for walkers

            Navigation: Techniques and skills for walkers (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Hawkins, Pete

            • RRP: $25.50
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            This pocket handbook to navigation will help you master the necessary map and compass skills for mountain walking. Chapters include map scales, symbols and contours, grid references, map reading, bearings, route planning and night and bad-weather navigation, as well as navigating... with a GPS.
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            ISBN 9781852848910
            Released NZ 15 Nov 2019
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
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            The World Beneath Their Feet: The British, the Americans, the Nazis and the Mountaineering Race to Summit the Himalayas

            The World Beneath Their Feet: The British, the Americans, the Nazis and the Mountaineering Race to Summit the Himalayas (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ellsworth, Scott

            • RRP: $37.99
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            One of the most compelling international dramas of the 20th century and an unforgettable saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement-all set against the backdrop of a world headed toward war.

            ISBN 9781529307191
            Released NZ 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Mountaineers: Great tales of bravery and conquest

            Mountaineers: Great tales of bravery and conquest (Hardback)

            By Royal Geographical Society; The Alpine Club

            • RRP: $48.00
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            Celebrating a tradition of bravery, thirst for knowledge, and pursuit of glory, this book tells the stories of the most famous mountaineers in history and explores the climbs that they conquered.Mountaineers is filled with stirring tales of adventure and intriguing characters, fr...om the Brits who insisted on hauling cases of vintage champagne up to Everest base camp in 1924, to the Italian Duke of the Abruzzi who took 10 iron bedsteads up Alaska's Malaspina glacier. It chronicles the stories of the pioneers who first conquered the heights of this planet, from Otzi the Iceman to Edmund Hillary, important scientific discoveries that were made along the way, and accounts of great bravery, fellowship, altruism, and humour in the face of adversity.The book features fact files for over 100 famous mountaineers and stunning photography of the mountains they scaled, and contains rare artefacts that were found on their journeys, previously unpublished photographs, and specially commissioned route maps to recreate history's greatest ascents. The book also charts the development of technology, equipment, and techniques from the tweed hacking jackets and pipe-smoking of the early mountaineers to the sophisticated kit being used today.
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            ISBN 9780241298800
            Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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