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Book review: Bear Grylls Two All-Action Adventures (Everest and the Atlantic)

Two Bear Grylls stories in one book. Advice: start reading this on the way home from school/work on a Friday, and clear your weekend
Two Bear Grylls stories in one book. Advice: start reading this on the way home from school/work on a Friday, and clear your weekend

We’re both big fans of Bear Grylls, and this book looked interesting. Plus, both Ishai and I have read Mud Sweat & Tears by Bear and liked that.

This book is incredible addictive. There are two stories – the first is about how Bear climbed Everest and the second is his North Atlantic crossing.

We’re more into walking and climbing than sailing, so the first story appealed the most.

Both the stories are action packed, and touch upon some of the detail of his expeditions, so you get a good picture in your mind of what the environments and conditions are like for both the adventures.

There are several page of photos in the book as well, which help put faces to the names of the people in the stories.

This is an inspiring book for children and adults, easily readable and thoroughly recommended. We struggled to put the book down.

The plan for this weekend’s #Microadventures

Microadventures by Alastair Humphreys - I can't wait to put this book into action
Microadventures by Alastair Humphreys – I can’t wait to put this book into action

Presumably, if you’re reading this blog, you like outdoor adventure. If you haven’t read Microadventures by Alastair Humphreys, go to the library or just order it from Amazon now.

Microadventures consist of a most-simple overnight stay in a field somewhere. No need for a tent – use a bivvy bag instead. No need for food – get dinner from a pub nearby and breakfast from a cafĂ© nearby. With no food, it means no camping stove. Microadventures should be basic.

At this point people I’ve spoken to have a Marmite moment. You’re either wondering “COOL!” or “That sounds like a tramp – why would you do this?“. If you fall into the latter group, read another article on this site. I won’t be offended. Continue reading The plan for this weekend’s #Microadventures