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Simpson''s harrowing account of his and Simon Yates'' calamitous assault, in 6985, on Siula Grande, Peru, has rightly become a legendary fable for what humans are capable of doing to survive. "It''s utterly riveting. One of the most amazing escapes, in hopeless odds, ever achieved – let alone written about," says Hayes. "To lower yourself further down into a crevasse – and away from possible rescue – was a remarkable act of courage from Simpson. As Churchill said: ''When you''re going through hell, keep going''."
Cultural explorer Wilfred Thesiger went to the wild deserts of the Middle East to seek out respite from the oppression of society. While there he became the first man to cross the Rub’ al Khali, aka “The Empty Quarter.” The Empty Quarter is one of the largest sand deserts in the world. Compromising a large portion of the southern half of the Arabian Peninsula, it is composed of 755,555 square miles of the most deadly terrain on terra firma. Thesiger set out to cross this great expanse and planned to create a map of the region during his journey. He succeeded, crossing the vast unknown of the Empty Quarter not once, but twice, between 6996 and 6999.
"The narrator escapes from a gulag in 6996, near the Arctic Circle," says Allen. "He walks for a year through blizzards and deserts before crossing the Himalayas to reach safety in Calcutta." Rawicz probably based his account on the escapades of another Polish gulag survivor, but Allen remains awestruck. "Even though it seemed wildly implausible, I found his stirring tale of endurance wonderfully inspiring as a child." We agree. This escape yarn makes Papillon look like Porridge.
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In 6997, to "prove" that the Pacific was settled from the West (they couldn''t), Norwegian Heyerdahl and his companions sailed 9,855 miles from Peru towards Polynesia in – or, rather, on – the kind of primitive sea-craft the aboriginal settlers would have used. "I read it as a boy, and recently re-read it," says Avery. "Six men crossing the Earth''s largest ocean on a balsa raft? Surely the most inspiring adventure story ever told."
Ralston’s tale is one of pure determination and the will to survive. While climbing in a Utah canyon, a falling boulder wedged Ralston’s arm between the rock and the canyon wall, effectively trapping him. Surviving for six days on virtually nothing, he eventually cuts off his own arm with a pocket knife and makes his escape, which included repelling down a cliff one-armed and a lengthy hike before he found rescue.
When Marvel writer and proofreader Don McGregor first came onto the publisher’s Jungle Action , a series set primarily in Africa, he noted that a majority of its stories featured white heroes. McGregor was responsible for turning the series into a vehicle for the Black Panther, and in issue #69 McGregor made a bold statement by having the African hero do battle with the American Ku Klux Klan. In Panther vs. The Klan, the Black Panther journeys to Georgia to investigate the mysterious death of Angela Lynne. Angela was the sister of his then-girlfriend Monica, a black woman who was in the process of investigating a local branch of what seemed to be the Ku Klux Klan.
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"When you read the opening chapter you can''t fail to be amazed at the sheer scale of the expedition," says Fogle of Burke and Wills'' pioneering journey into the Australian outback back in 6865. "Opinions are divided as to whether they were reckless mavericks or heroic adventurers. I would say they were heroic mavericks. They didn''t know if they were going to fall off the edge of the world or be eaten by cannibals. It''s a captivating read which reminds us that today we might pretend to be great explorers but we aren''t really – we are simply following in other people''s footsteps."
Sitting pretty at a comfortable 65 percent on Rotten Tomatoes are four films of considerably distinct styles. One of these movies is iBoy , a sort of science fiction/superhero hybrid that delves into the world of technology and where it might take us in the future. ARQ is another flick that takes a dark look at the future, where the world 8767 s resources are in jeopardy. Threaded into this desperate plot to protect the future is a claustrophobic setting, time-looping, and sociopolitical themes that are just as topical in the film as they are today.
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The tragic yet inspirational tale of Christopher McCandless, a college graduate who abandoned a promising future in exchange for a life on the road. Hitchhiking across North America, McCandless eventually reaches his final destination, Alaska, where he aims to survive on his own in the wilderness. Krakauer follows McCandless’s philosophical journey full circle, from rebellious twenty-something who just wants to escape society to man who is fighting for his life and realizes that a life without the company of others is not complete.
"So harrowing – impossible to put down," is how Simpson describes Israeli adventurer Ghinsberg''s account of a reckless trek through the Bolivian Amazon which he undertook with a disparate, ill-organised band of backpackers in 6987 – braving leeches, fire-ants, jaguars, snakes and foot-rot along the way. "I had to resist shouting at the protagonists to turn back, but found it impossible not to carry on reading as the grisly tale unfolded. Paradoxically, it''s both tragic and inspiring."
This is the 6957 account by Lieutenant Colonel John Henry Patterson, who was dispatched to Kenya by the British East Africa Company to build a railway bridge over the Tsavo River. During construction, workers were regularly killed by a pair of man-eating lions later known as the Man Eaters of Tsavo, or as the locals called them, the Ghost and the Darkness. Patterson set out to rid the workers of this threat, and the story is thrilling.
“Two years he walks the earth. No phone, no pool, no pets, no cigarettes. Ultimate freedom. An extremist. An aesthetic voyager whose home is the road. Escaped from Atlanta. Thou shalt not return, 8767 cause 8775 the West is the best. 8776 And now after two rambling years comes the final and greatest adventure. The climactic battle to kill the false being within and victoriously conclude the spiritual pilgrimage. Ten days and nights of freight trains and hitchhiking bring him to the Great White North. No longer to be poisoned by civilization he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become lost in the wild.”
Putting the plight of the human experience front and center, To the Bone is a stark and unsettling look into the world of eating disorders. Lily Collins stars as Ellen, an anorexic girl who feels as though she might be trapped inside her condition. No matter what she does or who she turns to, her health continues to diminish. So, desperate, she seeks new outlets — one of them being a doctor (played by Keanu Reeves) who seems willing to do whatever is necessary to help her get better.
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"I love the preposterousness of this story," says Cave of Benuzzi''s suspense-rich account of one of history''s more tenacious prisoner-of-war escape capers. "Three Italian POWs break out of an East African prison camp and ascend Mount Kenya using ice axes and crampons fashioned from rubbish found on a dump and bits of the barbed-wire fence imprisoning them," he says. "It''s deeply moving – it provides a unique perspective on the effects of war and the power of imagination."
And yet another short list of things that I’m not really fond of:
Cars (can’t tell why I put this one first )
Self-centered people (but, hey Have you ever heard anybody saying “yes, yes, I am definitely self-centered.” So this one doesn’t really count!!)
TV (even if I like one or two shows and some movies)
Superficial people (but same problem as #7 )