A collection of 15 of the most highly prized traits shared by those who have scaled mountains and traversed tundras, proposing how these could be applied to your own life. These are compelling accounts of the life and times of celebrated explorers.
Great explorers are known for their hard-earned skills and meticulously honed character traits which have made their astonishing endeavours possible. Valuable lessons are waiting to be learned from the feats attained by the most revered names in exploration - from legendary adventurers such as Ernest Shackleton to lesser-known figures such as Junko Tabei.
Life Lessons from Explorers collects 15 of the most highly prized traits shared by those who have scaled mountains and traversed tundras, proposing how these could be applied to your own life, whether you are crossing Antarctica or battling a mental obstacle. Compelling accounts of the life and times of celebrated explorers, highlighting when they have displayed these traits are accompanied by remarkable images of the people who have travelled to the ends of the Earth, and the places they discovered.
Polar explorer Felicity Aston MBE is an Antarctic scientist turned author, speaker and expedition leader. In 2012 she became the first woman to ski alone across Antarctica. Felicity is the author ofChasing Winter,Alone in Antarctica andCall of the White. She lives in Iceland.
Table Of Contents:
Adaptability (Roald Amundsen) - Humanity (Neil Armstrong) - Risk (Amelia Earhart) - Leadership (Ernest Shackleton) - Self-discipline (Nain Singh Rawat) - Courage (Piccard) - Diplomacy (Gertrude Bell) - Creativity (Agatha Christie) - Determination (Junko Tabei) - Independence (Gudrun the Far Traveller) - Patience (Charles Darwin) - Curiosity (Abu Al Hasan Al Masudi) - Resilience (David Livingstone) - Innovation (Sylvia Earle) - Purpose (Olaudah Equiano).