How do you survive a charging elephant? What's the best way to serve polar bear meat? Where do you find water in a desert? Learn the answers to these questions and more from the best instructors possible: a cast of famous explorers, including Livingstone, Shackleton and John Hunt.
Mick Conefrey delves into the original diaries and logs of the great expeditions to provide a winning combination of intrepid tales of yester-year and witty retro tips. You'll discover which famous explorer was cooked by Hawaiian natives and who was left on an ice floe in the Arctic by his drunk captain. Packed with fun facts and trivia, this is the perfect gift for hardened explorers and armchair adventurers alike.
Mick Conefrey is author of the award-winning Adventurer's Handbook, currently in development with Universal Pictures. An internationally recognised documentary film-maker, he has won many awards for his films on mountaineering and exploration; most prominent is his 2002 film The Race for Everest with the BBC.
'An irreverent but inspiring look at the history of adventure. [Conefrey] provides a combination of intrepid stories of yesteryear and amusing old-fashioned tips. not to mention some brilliant trivia.'
"An amazing collection of epic adventures."
"Mick Conefrey is a shrink, a raconteur and forensic analyst all wrapped into one. He gets right to the heart of what makes explorers tick."
"A brilliant and original guide to getting back!"