Quattro stagioni trascorse nella natura selvaggia, 6400 chilometri percorsi a piedi da Seattle alle isole Aleutine: Erin McKittrick racconta qui la portentosa impresa compiuta insieme al marito Hig, in luoghi inviolati dove il tempo ha una dimensione sconosciuta e ogni giorno è in gioco la sopravvivenza. Ogni luogo descritto lascia nella nostra memoria immagini indelebili di rara bellezza, colte tra i paesaggi delle foreste pluviali della Columbia Britannica, dei picchi innevati dei vulcani dell’Alaska o dei ghiacciai che dalle catene montuose del Canada scendono a lambire l’oceano Pacifico. Pagina dopo pagina, questo libro è il minuzioso racconto di un’avventura estrema, mossa dal desiderio di trovare nella natura l’essenza della propria anima.
- ISBN: 883392548X
- Casa Editrice: Bollati Boringhieri
- Pagine: 224
First off, you need to realize that I am friends with Erin and Hig. So I am both biased and more familiar with this story than most readers. I kept up with their blog, Groundtruthtrekking.org regularly during this trip. So, yes, I am definitely biased. But I really appreciate Erin's straight forward Leggi tutto
7/10 Il racconto parte un po' lento poi scorre via veloce. L'autrice, una tipa tostissima, non la fa troppo lunga, anzi a volte piacerebbe saperne un po' di più. E' bello seguire la loro marcia con google earth e cercando foto dei posti da loro descritti in rete. Quello che mi ha più colpita però non Leggi tutto
This was a very interesting story about a woman who walked, paddled or skied with her husband from Seattle to the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. The problem is that the journey is the most interesting part about the book. It is lacking in theme, development, reflection; it reads much like a scattered,
The packraft is the star of this journey. A little 5 lb inflatable vessel that seems to be indestructible, ferrying them across treacherous, ice-filled bays and wild river rapids, yet conveniently fitting into their packs or serving as a snow sled/box spring when they were on dry land. And the bears Leggi tutto
I enjoyed the book, but it felt really rushed. I was hoping for a more detailed look at the trip- what a typical day looks like, what they packed, pictures of their custom gear, why they were using custom gear, etc. I liked reading about areas that are near where I live, but I have never been to.
Right up there with some of the best adventure books I've read. This trek makes some of the more well-known thru-hikes seem tame in comparison. I was sucked in and enthralled immediately. I have an even greater urge to visit Alaska now that I've read this book (and it was already pretty big!).
This book has great potential, it documents an epic journey, but leaves out a lot of details.
My first thought is "are these people crazy"?. My opinion hasn't changed but it was good light read.
As an enthusiastic hiker and backpacker (of the cream puff weekend warrior variety), the more trails I experience the more I become obsessed with all the land I haven't, and perhaps will never, traverse. The mystery of what's just a few miles past civilization is intensely interesting. When friends I Leggi tutto
We all know that I'm a sucker for a good Alaskan adventure story and A Long Walk Home did not disappoint. The cadence of the story managed to be be engaging and casual all at once, ultimately feeling like you were walking (rafting and skiing) along with Erin and Hig. I can't believe they a) reduced
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