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  • Michael Palin set out from the Reform Club with an ambitious plan: to circumnavigate the world, following the route taken by fictional hero Phileas Fogg 115 years earlier.
  • "It's 3:05 on Sunday, April 27, 2003. This marks my twenty-four-hour mark of being stuck in Blue John Canyon. My name is Aron Ralston. My parents are Donna and Larry Ralston, of Englewood,...
  • Harrowing accounts of extreme mountaineering and its potentially fatal consequences.
  • A collection of the most memorable accounts of legend-making expeditions to the world's most famous peaks and often in the worst possible conditions.
  • Takes you off the map to those few places where true discovery is still possible. Audio for the armchair traveller.
  • The first known navigators were the Phoenicians, who 3000 years ago sailed the Mediterranean and beyond from their base near modern Lebanon. Justinian's mission to China in the 6th century A.D., th...
  • "[A] dramatic, pared-down account...Tougias smartly leavens his spare narrative with similar worst-case scenarios that resulted when other seamen miscalculated the sea's wrathful...
  • First it is the tale of four men who, in 1743, were marooned in the Arctic for six years with supplies for only one day, and secondly, it is a contemporary author's search to retrace their steps an...
  • The actor and writer reads the account of his third and most ambitious world adventure: an anti-clockwise circumnavigation of the world’s largest ocean, the Pacific. With tales of head-hunters in...
  • Here are the stories of nine great adventures and the lives of the men who took part in them.
  • An audio anthology of stories from two of the most feared peaks in the world including tales of early exploration through to more recent tragedies.
  • Michael Palin reads his own account of an epic journey across the Himalaya in his sixth international expedition.
  • Robb White knows everything there is to know about getting on the water and staying there as long as you possibly can. While still a young boy, he built his first boat, hewn from the tin roof of an...
  • This extraordinary classic has been variously acclaimed as one of the great books of adventure, travel, anthropology, and spiritual awakening. In 1938 and 1939, a French nobleman spent fifteen mont...
  • "He'd rope the devil and tie him down—if the lasso didn't burn," it was said of "Buffalo Jones," one of the last of the famous plainsmen who trod the trails of the Old West. Killing was repulsive t...
  • The epic, never-before-told story of Columbus’s final, and perhaps greatest journey.
  • On May 10, 1996, nine climbers perished in a blizzard high on Mount Everest, the single deadliest day ever on the peak. The following day, one of these victims was given a second chance. His name...
  • In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed south aboard the Endurance to be the first to cross Antarctica. Shackleton's endeavor is legend, but few know the astonishing story- of the Ross Sea party...
  • The author reads his own book unabridged, bringing out all the humour and evocation of time and place which feature throughout his examination of one of the twentieth century's most colourful legends
  • A horendous plane crash saw many members of a top Uruguayan rugby team killed, this is the moving true story of survival against all the odds...
  • "Of the place where he had been a boy he had written well enough. As well as he could then." So thought a dying writer in an early version of "The Snows of Kilimanjaro."...
  • In this extraordinary narrative, Alan Tennant recounts his all-out effort to radio-track the transcontinental migration of the peregrine falcon—an investigation no one before him had ever taken...
  • In 1519 Magellan and his fleet of five ships set sail from Seville, Spain, to discover a water route to the fabled Spice Islands in Indonesia, where the most sought-after commodities -- cloves,...
  • Three years after going Around the World in 80 Days, Michael Palin was off again. Travelling from one end of the globe to the other, Palin and his team endured extremes of heat and cold as they...
  • Riveting stories about what happens when things go terribly wrong in some of the world's most perilous places.
  • Determined to pin down mythical tales of his own clan history, Pete is thrust into a world-wide adventure that reveals an unsettled and poignant history, while unearthing a good pint in the most...
  • Tales of why men and women are drawn to the sea and the battles they find there; savage storms, rough waves, mountainous icebergs, sharks, starvation.
  • Michael Palin's latest journey is across the Sahara desert, a place of romantic, almost magical appeal. Although famous as a geological location, its life, landscape and rich history are not so...
  • Jouney to find the man behind the myth, from the passions that drove Houdini to perform ever-more-dangerous feats to his secret life as a spy, and the pernicious plot to subvert his legacy.
  • Gripping stories of what happens when people find themselves caught up in treacherous weather - or when it finds them.
  • Young American sea captain James Riley, shipwrecked off the coast of north Africa in 1815, was captured by nomadic Arabs and sold into slavery. This dramatic account of Riley's trials and suffering...
  • Selection of stories full of suffering, compassion, genuine courage and how bad things can get when events transpire against us.
  • In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River, across the forbidding Rockies, and -- by way of the Snake and...
  • In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River, across the forbidding Rockies, and -- by way of the Snake and...
  • Hidden away in foggy, uncharted rain forest valleys in Northern California are the largest and tallest organisms the world has ever sustained - the coast redwood trees, Sequoia sempervirens....
  • A classic collection of traveller's tales from the wilderness, forest, desert, glacier and jungle.
  • David Attenborough, Britain's voice of natural history, narrates his early adventures in the wilds of Indon...