Sunday, April 01, 2007

My first post on Lisbeth's Fruit Basket

I picked up Colin Angus' Lost in Mongolia in a discount bin at a bookstore a few months ago. Once I started reading, I could hardly put it down. A story of ultimate adventure, from the Yenisey’s headwaters in the wild heart of central Asia to its mouth on the Arctic Ocean, Colin Angus and 3 friends travel 5,500 kilometres of one of the world’s most dangerous rivers through remotest Mongolia and Siberia.
When I was done reading Lost in Mongolia I bought his previous book Amazon Extreme. Its the story of the first team to raft the entire length of the Amazon river.
This crazy Canadian adventurer has since completed the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe. His newest book Beyond the Horizon tells the story. It was just released last week and I will be buying it as soon as it comes out in paperback.
Have a look at his website:


elisabeth said...

people like that are inspiring, except for the danger part. i like excitement, but not danger so much.

thomas said...

Its part of what makes books so great, they allow you to go places and do things you couldn't in real life. Most of my favourite books are about people doing amazing things.

phyllis said...

yes, i love pretending I've done dangerous things. I feel i have ownership over their adventures especially if they are canadians.

Dagga said...

armchair traveling is great isn´t it, all the thrill non of the danger. I´ll have to point these out to my library clients, thanks Thomas, good post.

eyun said...

I loved Lost in Mongolia, I have to say his misadventure at the early stage of his trip and the recovery from it is truly remarkable.