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Alone Against the North (Hardcover)


The incredible tale of an expedition into the unknown

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The gripping story of Adam’s incredible adventures alone to some of the world’s last unexplored places.
Hardcover. 302 pages.

“Adam Shoalts, 21st century explorer, calmly describes the things he has endured that would drive most people to despair, or even madness…Rare insight into the heart and mind of an explorer, and the insatiable hunger for the unknown that both inspires and drives one to the edge…A 1st-hand look into the heart of a truly brave man.”
—-Col. Chris Hadfield, astronaut, International Space Station commander

“Doing things the easy way has never been my style. There is no adventure in that! In Alone Against the North, Adam Shoalts does nothing the easy way. He travels to places no one has ever seen before and as a result comes back with an amazing story. As gripping to read as it must’ve been exciting to live!”
—-Les Stroud, Survivorman

“Adam Shoalts is Canada’s Indiana Jones—portaging in the north, dodging scary rapids, plunging into darkness, and surviving to tell the tale.”
—–The Toronto Star

About the author: Adam Shoalts is a professional explorer. On his expeditions, he explores remote areas where no known expeditions have previously ventured. He has made the first exploration in recorded history of four different rivers. In 2013, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) for “extraordinary contributions to geography” and presented the Society’s expedition flag to His Excellency David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and patron of the RCGS. When not on major expeditions, Shoalts frequently undertakes smaller adventures, writes on a variety of topics, does archaeology, and works towards his Ph.D, specializing in interactions between aboriginal people and explorers.

Also available in Paperback

Additional information

Weight .717 kg
Dimensions 16 × 2.5 × 33.6 cm

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