Magazine article Geographical

Out There: A Voice from the Wild

Magazine article Geographical

Out There: A Voice from the Wild

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OUT THERE: A VOICE FROM THE WILD

by Chris Townsend; Sandstone Press; 8.99 [pounds sterling] (paperback)

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Chris Townsend may just be the envy of everyone who reads this magazine. He has spent his life walking cross-country, climbing mountains and writing home about it. Bringing together 40 years of experience, Out There offers a thoughtful, challenging and vital experience of being outside.

First and foremost, this book is approachable. While many outdoors books can become bogged-down in technical detail and intimidating feats of endurance, Townsend writes as though walking is everyone's game: 'With no instruction or mentors I learnt initially by trial and error, mostly the latter.' Though he recommends being prepared, Townsend speaks as a guide with a tone that is open, personable and encouraging. He is an outdoorsman who clearly sees the value in mistakes: 'A torch would have been useful, as I stumbled into bogs and fell over rocks. …

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