For millennia exploration has been central to man's quest for meaning and knowledge. For when we set our sights on the horizons, we bring everything us around into focus.
Erling Kagge was the first man in history to reach all of the Earth's poles by foot - the North, the South and the summit of Everest. In Philosophy for Polar Explorers, he sets out all that he has learned from his many expeditions in sixteen concise meditations on life above and below the tree line. Part philosophy, part explorer's handbook, this an expert guide on how we can all go further, achieve more, and discover a more meaningful existence.
Erling Kagge is an explorer who was the first in history to reach the 'three poles' - North, South and the summit of Everest. During these expeditions, he experienced extreme periods of silence - the longest being 50 days. He has since returned to Norway and searches for moments of silence amongst noisy family life and work as a writer and publisher. Silence is published in 33 languages.
His books have offered me comfort, a deeper understanding of introspection and a connection to nature Fearne Cotton Essential survival and life lessons from polar explorer Foyles newsletter A marvellous human being Chris Evans A wonderfully deft Swiss army knife of a book. One really feels the hard won wisdom at the book's heart, the graft and nouse of life lived in arctic extremis. Kagge's preternatural energy, warmth and sagacity shine - a cool-headed polar philosopher to treasure! Dan Richards A delightful book that explores the strange land between getting out of bed in the morning and reaching for the moon Tristan Gooley Silence braces a space within which we can hear ourselves think. Quietly, wisely, it makes a case for dumbing the din of modern life, and learning to listen again. Drawing on the experiences of Kagge's extraordinary life in wild places, this is a book of great concentration As an explorer Erling Kagge is world class; as a writer he is equally gifted An author for our noisy times, full of a rare and deeply redemptive languor and perspective Alain de Botton
An author for our noisy times, full of a rare and deeply redemptive languor and perspective
Sixteen pragmatic reflections on how we can go further, achieve more, and live better, from one of the world's greatest explorers.
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