Bear Grylls is one of the world's most famous survivors. Bear Grylls: Two All-Action Adventures combines two of his greatest adventures told in Facing Up and Facing the Frozen Ocean. At the age of twenty-three, Bear Grylls became one of the youngest Britons to reach the summit of Mount Everest. At extreme altitude youth holds no advantage over experience, nevertheless, only two years after breaking his back in a freefall parachuting accident, he overcame severe weather conditions, fatigue and dehydration to stand on top of the world's highest mountain. Facing Up is the story of his adventure, his courage and humour, his friendship and faith. Facing the Frozen Ocean tells of a carefully calculated attempt to complete the first unassisted crossing of the frozen north Atlantic in an open rigid inflatable boat. But this expedition became a terrifying battle against extreme elements and icebergs as large as cathedrals. Starting from the remote north Canadian coastline, Bear Grylls and his crew crossed the infamous Labrador Sea, pushed on through ice-strewn waters to Greenland and then found themselves isolated in a perfect storm 400 miles from Iceland. This is a compelling, vivid and inspirational tale.
Author: Bear Grylls
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Adult
Category: Arnold and Son Trans Atlantic Arctic Expedition
Two epic adventures from the star of Man vs Wild, the no. 1 cable show with a global audience of 1.2 billion. "An epic story of hardship, friendship and faith" Daily Telegraph on Facing the Frozen Ocean "He writes convincingly of fear and doubt. This is an honest and compelling story." Sir Ranulph Fiennes on Facing Up At the age of twenty-three, Bear Grylls became one of the youngest Britons to reach the summit of Mount Everest. At extreme altitude youth holds no advantage over experience, nevertheless, only two years after breaking his back in a freefall parachuting accident, he overcame severe weather conditions, fatigue and dehydration to stand on top of the world's highest mountain. Facing Up is the story of his adventure, his courage and humour, his friendship and faith. Facing the Frozen Ocean tells of a carefully calculated attempt to complete the first unassisted crossing of the frozen north Atlantic in an open rigid inflatable boat. But this expedition became a terrifying battle against extreme elements and icebergs as large as cathedrals. Starting from the remote north Canadian coastline, Grylls and his crew crossed the infamous Labrador Sea, pushed on through ice-strewn waters to Greenland and then found themselves isolated in a perfect storm 400 miles from Iceland. This is a compelling, vivid and inspirational tale.
Leaving the security of friends, work, and a wife, Alastair Vere Nicoll joined a team of young men to harness the katabatic winds and haul and kite-surf across Antarctica: the coldest, windiest, most violent continent on earth. Not since Shackleton nearly perished attempting the same thing in his Endurance expedition had such a crossing been attempted. This is the story not only of the first West-to-East traverse of the continent of Antarctica, but of the crossing of two phases in the author’s life—from youth into manhood, fantasy into reality. It is also the story of a race against time, as he fought to get home for the birth of his first child. As Alastair battled through the freezing wastes, exploring the earth’s wildest continent and his deepest self, he was haunted by the ghosts of past explorers and by the question of what it is to be a “modern man.”
'Wise, warm, compassionate and full of characters I loved . . . it's like having a great gossip with your best friends' Marian Keyes ------------------------------------------------------------------ How strong are the ties that hold sisters together? Sisters Cassie and Coco have been there for each other ever since their mother disappeared when they were children. Responsible Cassie spends every moment trying to be perfect wife and mum, but can't help feeling she's getting it all wrong. Commitment-phobic Coco adores running her vintage dress shop - but since a disastrous break-up, her love life's become an antique. Their lives are full to the brim - so why do they both feel that something is missing? As the sisters try to find their way to lasting happiness, fate has a few surprises in store as the past makes a sudden appearance in the present . . . ------------------------------------------------------------------ Readers adore this sparkling story about the wonderfully complicated bond between sisters, told with Cathy Kelly's unique blend of Irish warmth and humour! 'A fantastic storyline with brilliant characters' 'I couldn't wait to pick my Kindle up again to get to the next chapter' 'Loved this book - I couldn't put it down' 'As always with Cathy I feel as though I am having a chat with a friend' 'A lovely mix of life and emotions'
From his early days working out of his dorm room and shooting on film to becoming a Nikon ambassador and official photographer of the historic Dawn Wall ascent, Corey Rich has been capturing iconic shots of adventure superstars for more than two decades. Now Corey tells how he got some of his favorite images of climbers, adventurers, skiers, performance artists, and more. He shares insights into the business of photography, photography tips, outdoor lessons, and what he has learned about human nature along the way. Featured outdoor athletes include: Tommy Caldwell Project Bandaloop Beth Rodden Lynn Hill Ashima Shiraishi Kelly Slater Bear Grylls Alex Honnold Fred Beckey and many more
___________ THE EXTRAORDINARY NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER. 'The most important book you’ll ever read... Battle Scars will save lives.' TOM MARCUS, author of SOLDIER SPY Battle Scars tells the story of Jason Fox’s career as an elite operator, from the gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined his service, to a very different kind of battle that awaited him at home. After more than two decades of active duty, Foxy was diagnosed with complex PTSD, forcing him to leave the military brotherhood and confront the hard reality of what follows. What happens when you become your own enemy? How do you keep on fighting when life itself no longer feels worth fighting for? Unflinchingly honest, Battle Scars is a breathtaking account of Special Forces soldiering: a chronicle of operational bravery, and of superhuman courage on and off the battlefield. --- 'A vivid, searing account of a life at war.’ BEAR GRYLLS ‘A must read.’ ANT MIDDLETON, bestselling author of FIRST MAN IN. --- What readers are saying: ‘Outstanding’ ***** ‘Inspiring’ ***** ‘Humbling’ ***** ‘Remarkable’ ***** ‘Courageous’ ***** ‘Moving’ ***** ‘Truthful’ ***** ‘Riverting’ ***** ‘Inspiring’ ***** ‘An absolute must-read’ ***** --- Don't miss LIFE UNDER FIRE, the new book by Jason Fox. Coming May 2020.
Nicknamed 'Mountain Man' by the Sunday Telegraph, James Forrest is the record-breaking adventurer who climbed every mountain in England and Wales in just six months – the fastest ever time. Solo and unsupported, he walked over 1,000 miles and ascended five times the height of Everest during his 446-peak challenge. And he did it all on his days off from work, proving it is possible to integrate an epic adventure into your everyday life. From collapsing tents and horrific storms to near-fatal mountaineering mishaps, James endured his fair share of hardship out in the hills. But the good times far outweighed the bad. He slept wild under the stars, met eccentric locals, and exchanged the 21st century social media bubble for a simpler, more peaceful existence. What did he learn along the way? That life is more fulfilling when you switch off your phone and climb a mountain. Readers will be inspired and motivated by James's amazing adventure, and so the book concludes with a section on how YOU can achieve your next adventure – whether it's something to get the kids involved in at half term, a fun challenge to tackle solo or with friends, or, like James's, a record-breaking attempt of epic proportions, James will guide you through everything you need to do to plan and execute your adventure, as well as give you some great ideas too.
On a time-sensitive mission to retrieve a crashed spy satellite in Greenland, the elite Sirius Sledge Patrol's first female patroller has to gut it out to survive the Arctic and a team of ruthless mercenaries. When her patrol partner is killed during the mission Konstabel Fenna Brongaard tarnishes the unit's military history as the first Sirius patroller to be investigated for murder. Following her arrest, fog isolates the village of Ittoqqortoormiit and Fenna from the outside world. When the investigation takes a vicious turn, Fenna must trust a Greenlandic policeman if she is to clear her name, only to discover that her reputation is the least of her worries. When a mysterious adventure cruise ship enters Greenlandic waters, Fenna discovers that alone in the world of men, if you run with dogs you have to fight like wolves. The Ice Star is the first book in Christoffer Petersen's adrenaline-fueled Greenland thriller series. If you like Matthew Reilly's Scarecrow Series and Bear Grylls' Will Jaeger books then you'll love Christoffer Petersen's raw action thriller.
Julie & Sean meet for the first time to investigate ocean polluters in Alaska. However, they stumble upon a clandestine nuclear weapons operation and, with no backup from D.C. or help, have to figure out how to escape certain death in the freezing Alaskan wilderness. An over the hill ex-narc, Sean Ryan drank himself into nearly being fired. But fortunately, a new department at the FBI, headed by Ana Gutierrez needs someone with skills and brawn to help them conduct dangerous environmental terrorists investigations. Things couldn't be worse for Sean, who considers this a demotion, when he is teamed up with a naïve, rookie, Juliana Del Rio, a lab rat whose only skills are filing court papers and analyzing data. To boot, Julie is arrogant, and just as stubborn as Sean. She has been waiting for this chance all her life to catch the environmental crooks and thinks she knows it all. Their first case annoys Sean no end. He is an ex-soldier with years of experience in the field. They are to pose as husband and wife on a cruise liner in Alaska to catch a crooked captain who is dumping toxic materials overboard for profit. Sean and Julie bicker constantly and Sean decides to have fun making passes her just to laugh at her exaggerated reactions. But the FBI was wrong and this was not just an ocean dumping case. The couple stumbles on a nuclear traffic operation and dangerous terrorists who take no prisoners. The ocean is vast and their bodies might never be found. The couple has to start working together to figure a way to escape and survive certain death. Published Reviews ★★★★★ "I enjoyed both of your books and think that you two have created what could be a marvelous franchise for a film and television property. Sean and Julie are strong characters. With Sean, you have an archetype that fits nicely into the hero's journey. He's a reluctant hero and Julie's younger character, a feisty Latina, spurs him into action. There's nice chemistry between these characters... they would be two meaty film roles." --Scott Petri, Hollywood Screen Writer, Disney ★★★★★ "Thank you for for your book " "... reminds us that safeguarding our nation's nuclear facilities from terrorist attacks is a key component of our homeland security" --Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, NY (She sent us this letter when we first published, and this was before 911 happened! ) ★★★★★ "All the good stuff is here for a thrilling read. Frighteningly current and pertinent." --Book Reader, CA ★★★★★"I truly enjoyed the fast pace of this exciting story! The LoPintos drew on their combined experience as chemical engineers, knowing the weaknesses of petrochemical processing and transportation of chemicals. They studied at least six incidents, all believed to be "accidents" but no one knows how they happened..." --Ann Thomson, Rocky Ford Daily Gazette, Co ★★★★★"Authors Charles & Lidia LoPinto tell an exciting story that weaves together the worlds of environmental destruction, blackmail, and politics. " --Thomas Biblewski, Baker Street Dispatch. ★★★★★ "Poised to be the E-Files of the Environment, within the first few paragraphs the reader is caught up in the story's plot." --Mason Canyon, Chatooga Press. ★★★★★ "I wondered if this novel could possibly live up to being WORTH the asking price. I'm happy to report that if environmental stories are what you like, this new series is for you: if you are as new to them as I, let these authors make you a fan! A well written 'Cozy' with thought provoking information..." --Reviewed by Ottilee Bastgen of Concord, CA for the January issue of Cozies, Capers and Crimes Newsletter. ★★★★★"A griping, shocking and exciting novel that keeps the reader relentlessly turning pages until the end. Riveting and highly recommended." -- James Cox, The Midwest Book Review CUSTOMER REVIEWS Fast paced environmental action thriller! By Johnon August 13, 2013 A little bit of James Bond meets Jason Bourne meets Man vs Wild.... Loved it. Amazing book, great page turner. The Lopinto team has cooked up a fantastic formula here of action, adventure, environmentalism mixed in with the threat of nuclear terrorism. Episode #1 of "Target Alaska!" reads like a movie, the authors pull you right into every scene. What I liked best about the book is that there is little downtime between scenes of action and intrigue. The breadth and scope of the story is very impressive, and the book neatly ties itself together with a satisfying mix of romance, action and mystery. Well done, two thumbs up! Saving the environment is deadly business By Samuel Alexanderon February 10, 2014 This was a brilliantly crafted novel. A fast paced exciting crime caper that was worth every page. Characters where well developed. The plot moved at a fast pace as it should. Didn't allow your adrenaline to stop pumping for a second which worked very well. If mysteries, love interests, extreme danger and a sense of humor are things you like in a book this one doesn't fail to deliver. Regardless of what the cover may allude to I found that Sean was more or less the main character. The reluctant hero thrown into a case he doesn't want that turns out to be more than what he bargained for. His character was very well written and fit the perfect type of male role usually found in such action capers. He was rather funny, entertaining, and good at his job. Didn't miss a beat and was always on alert as good as any FBI/CIA operative should be. Very well written. The demoted drunken agent. Taken out of the field, issues with women on the job. Doesn't like his lot in life. Refuses to stop drinking. I felt like I had been here before. I guess I was expecting him not to fit the perfect role he fell into so perfectly. Having him be Irish was definitely a nice touch though. Julie. A woman on a mission. How can you not love someone with that kind of drive. Beautiful and determined. And she speaks Spanish. Bonus points. Needless to say I loved her too. A woman who shows obvious disdain to the arrogant agent she must work with who clearly doesn't want to work with her. Goes through a learning curve finds out maybe he's not so bad after all, and defeats the bad guys in the end. What's not to love about this kind of woman. She, just like Sean was very well written. Again, as before, maybe too well. I've never done this before but I'm going to venture out on my own, get caught and now the man has to come in and save the day. The only thing that saved it from being to cliché was that her rescuer got caught too. The suspense, great. Perfect even. All the clues where laid out at the right points. The air of mystery never fell flat. The sense of wanting to turn the page to find out what the great mystery is, who is behind it, and would the heroes come out on top in this book or would I have to wait for the sequel, was held up to the last page. In this area the book was very good and did exactly what I expect action novels to do. Be page turners and keep me wanting to read it. I was invested in the plot of this story, but then I have a thing for water, ice and snow so maybe I'm a bit partial to this book being set in Alaska. Still the situations the characters found themselves in made for a very good read. If you like action packed stories, with impossible circumstances, and a race against time and uncertain death, this series is definitely worth the read. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good action novel. And as a bonus this one is eco friendly. Who says being an eco cop isn't cool. I've read this book and I know for a fact that they are cool. And so is this novel. Fun Read / Serious Topic By gezon September 17, 2013 NUKES combines a thrilling plot with solid learning about a real and present environmental danger. The plot is fast paced, and its protagonists, Sean Ryan, an aging FBI-type reassigned to work with Juliana Del Rio, a sexy secondee from the EPA, tackle criminal dumping of toxic waste off the shores of Alaska. Along the way, they uncover and stop a much bigger crime of nuclear eco-terrorism. Most of the book is well-grounded in reality, other than the setting (inside a mountain) from where the terrorists plan their destructive activities -- this was a bit of a stretch. On the whole, a quick, worthwhile read, and generally well-written. Trust No One By Carol Packon September 16, 2013 NUKES is a quick-moving story has a multi-layered plot that merges environmental crime with nuclear terrorism--a dirty business that threatens the pristine waters off Alaska. The protagonists are a rumpled FBI agent whose career is threatened by his drinking, and a dedicated, but flighty, EPA investigator whom we never really learn enough about, to know why she does some of the things she does. Every time a new man looks her way, she seems eager to date him. The only man she's not interested in--is her partner. There's a lot going on here and a lot of characters, and sometimes you can't tell the good guys from the bad. It's a good read.... Unique and captivating By ManchesterTOP 500 REVIEWERon August 31, 2013 A well-written book that keeps up a smooth and captivating pace, all expressed through a well-refined writing style and clever character personalities and interactions. The book is definitely not what I expected at first glance, by this I mean it went way above and beyond my initial expectations and I must admit that I am quite impressed with how it turned out.This definitely isn't your average thriller by any means, the plot is unique and the characters are each original in their own right, with just the right amount of detail for them to seem almost life-like without being too over the top. It's definitely not something that should be overlooked. IABookReviews.com gave this a 8.0/10.0! By Brandonon August 28, 2013 Rating: 8.0/10.0Review: The Eco-Thriller "Target Alaska" (NUKES) was very interesting. I loved the concept behind the book, and the plot points were well driven. I do think that if there was less romance I would have enjoyed it more, but I'm sure that's just me! The book is a combination of James Bond and Bear Grylls (the host of Man vs Wild). The character development was done well as well as the scenery described within the story. I'd recommend this to any thriller fan along with any survival fans out there! Reviewed by IABookReviews.com Refreshingly better than expected! By Jonon August 18, 2013 Most fiction books I pick up for Kindle just don't seem to deliver like the novels I used to get from the book store. However there are lots of bright points out there and Target Alaska is one of them. I grew up camping and doing all sorts of outdoor activities so I decided to pick this one up.Good action, great adventure and solid romance make this a very entertaining read. I also learned a bit about environmental terrorism and what that means. The only thing I knew about it before was from random stories on the news. Overall its a good fast-paced read with an interesting twist on current events. What an enjoyable read.