Adventure of Ascent

Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey

Author: Luci Shaw

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830871888

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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In this book, writer-poet Luci Shaw has given us a lifetime of exquisite reflections on nature, love, death, suffering, loss, faith, doubt, creativity, curiosity, lifelong learning—all of it drawn from the breadth of her own experience, harvested in penetrating and lyrical insights. Still active in her eighties, Luci now turns her attention to the season of edging toward the borders. Her spirit of adventure, her brave transparency, and her openness to all that life offers (as well as inflicts) makes her a captivating and hope-inspiring mentor. For most of us, growing older is a reality we put off as long as possible—until we realize with a shock that it is happening to us. We immediately look around to see how others on the path just ahead of us are dealing with it. So here is the intrepid Luci Shaw, taking readers on a virtual hike with her, with steps more deliberate and slow but also with surprising vistas that fill us with gratitude. In this book Luci serves as a fearless and eloquent scout. As she traverses new territory, she records her experiences lovingly, honestly, sorrowfully, joyfully—here's what it's like, and here's what to be ready for. These field notes will inform your own journey, no matter what your age.
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From Tablet to Table

Where Community Is Found and Identity Is Formed

Author: Leonard Sweet

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1612917801

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Worship Leader magazine has named From Tablet to Table one of the five best books of 2015! What if the Bible were seen less as a tablet of ink than as a table of food? From Tablet to Table invites readers to explore the importance of The Table in biblical theology, and what it might mean for us to bring back the table to our homes, our churches, and our neighborhoods. The table pictures the grace of God’s provision for all aspects of our lives, a place of safe gathering, of finding identity in shared stories, of imparting food and faith, of playing host and finding satisfaction as a guest. Sweet explores how our failure to understand and appreciate “the most sacred item of furniture in every home” has created such a deficit in our fast-food, take-what-you-like-smorgasbord, together-but-separate society.
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Technical Skills for Adventure Programming

A Curriculum Guide

Author: Mark Wagstaff,Aram Attarian

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736066990

Category: Education

Page: 884

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"Technical Skills for Adventure Programming" will guide you in becoming an effective adventure educator teaching beginning-level outdoor adventure skills. This book allows you to tap into the knowledge and expertise of skilled instructors who present a lesson plan progression for mastering 12 popular outdoor adventure activities.
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South Col - One Man's Adventure on the Ascent of Everest, 1953

Author: Wilfrid Noyce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1446544230

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 314

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Travel and Adventure

Comprising Some of the Most Striking Narratives on Record

Author: Davis Wasgatt Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 416

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Ascent

Author: Chris Bonington

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471157563

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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'These well chronicled chapters of Chris’s life read like the pages of an epic saga with all the battle and victory, triumph and tragedy, love and loss one would expect of a mythical hero.' - Leo Houlding 'Bonington was a fabulous and very creative climber. He brought Britain back to being a leading nation of climbers.' - Reinhold Messner ARGUABLY ONE OF BRITAIN'S GREATEST CLIMBERS. Sir Chris Bonington memoir Ascent will chart not only his many triumphs in the climbing world - such as the Eiger, and the Himalaya - but also the struggles he has faced in his life bringing up a family, and maintaining a successful and loving marriage over the decades of travelling the world to conquer mountains. He has undertaken nineteen Himalayan expeditions, including four to Mount Everest which he climbed in 1985 at the age of fifty, and has made many first ascents in the Alps and greater ranges of the world. Along the way we will be fascinated by his many daring climbs, near-death adventures, and the many luminaries of the mountain fraternity he has climbed with, and in some cases - witness their deaths on the rock. The mercurial Dougal Haston; the legendary-tough Don Whillans, the philosopher of the rock Stephen Venables, and the enigmatic Doug Scott, plus many more – this will be an expert’s opinion on the past sixty years of British/ world mountaineering. In Ascent Chris also discusses his first wife (Wendy) who tragically passed away after a long battle with motor neuron disease - his many years of caring for her, and then in his twilight years deciding to return to an iconic climb from his past - The Old Man of Hoy - to summit at the age of 80 years of age. He has now also found love again amidst the sadness and grief. It is a truly inspirational tale. Ascent will be a memoir like no other. Not only a cerebral narrative on what it takes to conquer fear, and learn/ develop the technical skills necessary to climb the world’s greatest peaks; what it is like to survive in places no human being can ultimately reside in for longer than a few months at very high altitude, but also how one overcomes emotional obstacles, too, and rediscover what drives us on to happiness.
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Adventure Sport Physiology

Author: Nick Draper,Christopher Hodgson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470319135

Category: Science

Page: 456

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“...the most comprehensive adventure sport physiology book I am aware of; therefore, I recommend it wholeheartedly.” The Sport and Exercise Scientist, March 2009 This book provides students and professionals with a well-written, accessible introduction to the science underlying a variety of adventure sports. Written specifically for this increasingly popular field of study, the text has been divided into two parts: the first provides the foundations for adventure physiology, the second the specific physiological and environmental demands of a range of adventure sports including kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, climbing, mountaineering and skiing. Written by two adventure sports performers with extensive teaching and coaching experience, this book will prove invaluable to students taking courses in adventure and outdoor education and professional instructors involved in such activities. In addition, students of sport and exercise science and physical education will find this an excellent introduction to the physiological response to exercise. Clearly explains the basic physiological principles and applies them to a variety of land and water-based sports. In full colour throughout, the book includes numerous illustrations, together with key points and chapter summaries to reinforce learning. Contains original pieces from elite and high-level athletes describing the physiological demands of their particular sport in a real-world context. These include London sports personality of the year Anna Hemmings, respected climbers Dave Macleod and Neil Gresham, and Olympic medallists Tim Brabants and Ben Ainslie. Dedicated web site contains an original sample training programme and a set of adventure sport specific exercises.
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The Crime of Living Cautiously

Hearing God's Call to Adventure

Author: Luci Shaw

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830832804

Category: Religion

Page: 140

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Unexpectedly, the moment of opportunity comes to us--the prospect of entering a reality larger than we'd guess. A spacious option opens up before us, an urgent demand that seems to call for special enterprise, life-threatening perils or summons to action. Suddenly we realize that such a chance might never come again. What do you do when faced with such a moment? Do you sometimes get frozen into a state of inaction? Do you wonder if you are wasting the talents God has given you? Or if you enjoy adventure, do you struggle over whether a risk is just a reckless attempt to feed your own needs or a true calling from God? Luci Shaw has learned to act with discernment in regard to motivation and calling. She has discovered a path of deep joy and fulfillment by risking the unknown in partnership with God. In this book you will find the way to break through the fear barrier and follow God to new levels.
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Die Besteigung des Rum Doodle

Author: William E. Bowman

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 395403011X

Category: Humor

Page: 224

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»Die Besteigung des Rum Doodle« ist eine grandiose Bergsteigersatire aus den 50er Jahren, die niemals auf Deutsch erschienen ist. Das Buch genießt Kultstatus in Alpinistenkreisen und führte sogar dazu, dass ein ganzer Berg in der Antarktis »Rum Doodle« getauft wurde. Erzählt wird die abenteuerliche Geschichte einer Expedition, bei der so gut wie alles schief geht. Der Expeditionsleiter, ein ehrgeiziger und nicht zu beirrender Herr, ist mit der Zusammenstellung eines geeigneten Teams beauftragt. Er rekrutiert sieben sehr britische Gentlemen. Doch bald zeigt sich, dass keiner von ihnen seiner Aufgabe gewachsen ist. Der Navigator findet trotz Einsatz eines Kompasses nicht zum Ort der Vorbesprechung in London. Der Arzt ist ständig krank. Der Hauptkletterer leidet an Antriebslosigkeit. Die Qualitäten des Kochs spotten jeder Beschreibung. Der Übersetzer versteht die Sprache der Einheimischen nicht, und es werden 30 000 statt 3 000 Träger engagiert. Ein Missgeschick jagt das nächste und am Ende, na klar, haben sie den falschen Berg bestiegen.
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Ascent

Author: Roland Smith

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328830268

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Peak Marcello goes to Mayanmar to climb one of the most isolated mountains in the world in this thrilling new novel from bestselling author Roland Smith. After conquering the mountains in Afghanistan, Peak Marcello goes to Myanmar, a country that has been in the grips of a brutal military regime for more than fifty years, to visit Alessia. When he’s invited to climb Hkakabo Razi, one of the most isolated mountains in the world, Peak can’t pass up the opportunity. But getting to the mountain will involve a four-week trek through tropical rainforests rife with hazards—from venomous reptiles and leeches to corrupt police and military. In the end, summiting Hkakabo Razi may be the easiest thing Peak does.
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Extreme Adventure

A Photographic Exploration of Wild Experiences

Author: Peter Guttman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 162914942X

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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Extreme Adventure is a high-octane, eye-popping dream collection of global fantasies, all personally experienced and photographed by award-winning travel photographer Peter Guttman. Whether you are an intrepid traveler or strictly an armchair daydreamer, these photographs will whisk you away on dozens of excursions, including: Ice Climbing in the Colorado Ouray Gorge Tornado Chasing across the Great Plains Land Yachting over the Mojave Desert Canoeing through Alligator Habitat in the Everglades Ice Caving at the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior Scuba Diving to a Bedroom in the Florida Keys Caravanning Camels to a Saharan Oasis Scaling the Girders of the Sydney Harbor Bridge Experience all seven continents through the eyes of a fearless explorer and fire your imagination as it navigates the world.
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Containing original essays; historical narratives, biographical memoirs, sketches of society, topographical descriptions, novels and tales, anecdotes, select extracts from new and expensive works, the spirit of the public journals, discoveries in the arts and sciences, useful domestic hints, etc. etc. etc.
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Ascent of Everest

Author: John Hunt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444760904

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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This is the story of how, on 29 May, 1953, two men, both endowed with outstanding stamina and skill, reached the top of Everest and came back unscathed to rejoin their comrades. 'Yet this will not be the whole story, for the ascent of Everest was not the work of one day, nor even of those few anxious, unforgettable weeks in which we prepared and climbed this summer. It is, in fact, a tale of sustained and tenacious endeavour by many, over a long period of time... We of the 1953 Everest Expedition are proud to share the glory with our predecessors.' Sir John Hunt
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Ascent of the Pilgrim

Pilgrim's Pantry

Author: Revelation Insight Publishing Company

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0982330146

Category:

Page: 188

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Interruptions in Glass

Author: Tracy Hamon

Publisher: Coteau Books

ISBN: 1550504266

Category: Canadian poetry

Page: 73

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