The Art of Adventure: Outdoor Sports from Sea to Summit
Ian Shive, Jon-Paul Harrison, Susan Alkaitis
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Author note: Forward by Ian Shive, Forward by Susan Alkaitis
The fastest growing form of recreation today, outdoor adventure sports compel countless individuals to push the boundaries, challenge the elements, and seek out the world's most beautiful and remote regions. Rock climbing the coastal crags of Southeast Asia, free diving the freshwater caves of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, surfing a reef pass in the South Pacific, and skiing an untouched alpine chute are among the many lifestyle-defining, adrenaline-pumping pursuits chronicled in this one-of-a-kind, comprehensive volume.
Through firsthand accounts by photographers and explorers, breathtaking photography, and contributions by leading commentators—including Keri Bascetta (SKI and Skiing), Amy Silverman (Outside), Julie Ellison (Climbing), Genny Fullerton (Backpacker), Aaron Schmidt (Canoe & Kayak), among others—The Art of Adventure reveals the culture, inspiration, and drive behind those dedicated to living an adventurous life.
Complete with insights from behind the lens and far afield, this riveting collection captures the spirit of outdoor recreation like never before. Filled with wisdom and colored by both epic and quiet moments, The Art of Adventure is a gripping reminder of the vast playground awaiting those willing to live on the edge.
to eliminate the use of marking paint, rock cairns, or flagging. • Pack it in; pack it out. Inspect your campsite and rest areas for trash or spilled foods. Pack out all trash, leftover food, and litter. • Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6 to 8 inches deep at least 200 feet from water, camp, and trails. Cover and disguise the cathole when finished. • Pack out toilet paper and hygiene products. • To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from streams or lakes and
personal support in and out of the office, including Ian Maliniak, Amy Fulgham, and our ever-so-patient families, who always trust our various ideas even if they exist only on napkins. Last but most important, we thank the everyday adventurer who made this book possible. Without the passion and drive of those folks who seek a life that’s a bit more exciting, a bit more dangerous, and a lot more fun, we would never have been afforded the opportunity to create such beautiful work. O P P O S I T E
descent ∙ O P P O S I T E : Drangme Chhu River, Bhutan W E C A L L I T “ R I V ER T I M E” Aaron Schmidt, Canoe & Kayak WE CALL IT “RIVER TIME”—the feeling you get when So go for it, commit yourself to the people on your trip. purposefully abandoning civilization, at least temporarily, and Ask questions, take candid portraits, and learn who the real you find that all of its stresses are blissfully forgotten. Here, people are beneath the drysuits, PFDs, and other paddling gear. the
knee-deep in that exact same spot, in that exact same downstream to camp. river. Like a sweet, nostalgic smell, they might just remember The next day started early with a wet, smoky fire; strong the magic of the place and how important it is to protect. coffee; and breakfast, which always seems so much better when Other times, the right photo might just inspire people to get camping. We set out upriver, excited to see what was around off the couch, go outside, and create their own
focus to the safety of by their own interests and thoughts and needs. Today, they themselves and those they’re traveling with as they evaluate, were all living the same experience, together, as friends. and often marvel at, the surrounding terrain. Witnessing this was just as remarkable as the view beyond. This is why, for those of us lucky enough to grow up They were not only observing the beauty of their last sunset in skiing, our fondest memories often involve skiing with loved the