Philosophy for Polar Explorers (Hardback)Erling Kagge (author)
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A person who has reached all of the Earth’s poles by foot is likely to have learned a few things about the human soul and spirit, and Erling Kagge’s exquisitely designed volume of practical advice for budding explorers brims with life lessons that mere mortals can also draw from. A brilliantly presented guide to cultivating a positive and resilient mindset, Philosophy for Polar Explorers resounds with common sense and hard-won wisdom.
Erling Kagge was the first man in history to reach all of the Earth's poles by foot - the North, the South, and the summit of Everest. In Philosophy for Polar Explorers he brings together the wisdom and expertise he has gained from the expeditions that have taken him to the limits of the earth, and of human endurance.
This is the essential guide to the art of exploration. In sixteen meditative but practical lessons - from cultivating an optimistic outlook, to getting up at the right time, to learning to find focus and comfort in solitude - Erling Kagge reveals what survival in the most extreme conditions can teach us about how to lead a meaningful life. Wherever we may be headed.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 182 x 132 x 20 mm
Drawing on the experiences of Kagge's extraordinary life in wild places, this is a book of great concentration -- Robert Macfarlane
A delightful book that explores the strange land between getting out of bed in the morning and reaching for the moon * Tristan Gooley *
A wonderfully deft Swiss army knife of a book. One really feels the hard won wisdom at the book's heart, the graft and nouse of life lived in arctic extremis. Kagge's preternatural energy, warmth and sagacity shine - a cool-headed polar philosopher to treasure! * Dan Richards *
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