Fearless

Fearless

One Woman, One Kayak, One Continent

eBook - 2012
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"Fearless is the story of Freya Hoffmeister, a forty-six-year-old former sky diver, gymnast, marksman, and Miss Germany contestant, who left her twelve-year-old son behind to paddle alone and unsupported around Australia--a year-long adventure that virtually every expert guaranteed would get her killed. She was determined not only to survive the 9,420-mile trip through huge, shark-infested seas, but to do it faster than the only other paddler to have completed the circuit, twenty-seven years earlier. Journalist and expert kayaker Joe Glickman follows Freya's 332-day voyage, including the daring 350-mile open-ocean crossing that shaved three weeks off her trip. In the end, he says, 'Her vanity and pigheadedness paled next to her nearly superhuman ability to master fear and persevere.'"--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : FalconGuides, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780762783052
0762783052
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (197 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) :,illustrations, maps.

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