Monday, February 25, 2013

Night 55

Hi and welcome back!

Unfortunately I do not have a hike to tell you about. This morning when I woke up in the tent I felt sick so I stayed home from school and really just read all day.

Since I read a lot of outdoorsy books, I decided to make a list of some of them for you:

Within Reach by Mark Pfetzer - a teenager climbs in the Himalayas

Tracker by Gary Paulsen - a boy tracks a doe for two days

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen - a kid survives by himself for three months in northern Canada after a plane crash

Eiger Dreams by Jon Krakauer - a selection of climbing stories

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer - a story about the overcommercialization of Mount Everest

Everest by Gordon Korman - a trilogy about a bunch of teenagers trying to be the youngest person to climb Mount Everest

No Shortcuts to the Top by Ed Viesturs - a man tries to climb the 14 highest mountains in the world.

Thanks for reading!


10 comments:

  1. Feel better soon LRC! Reading books about awesome adventures is always my silver bullet for feeling better fast - hope it worked for you!

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  2. Also - got a lot of good books in there! If you haven't yet, read "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" too. I liked that one a lot!

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Veronica! It did make me feel better. I have not read that one yet, but I will. That's the book about Aron Ralston, right?

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    2. Yep that's the one! It's the book that 127 hours is based off of. It's great, he has a really interesting perspective on life and he talks about why people like you or I end up loving the adventures and wilderness. I've also been to a lot of places that he has, so it was fun for me to read about them through his eyes. Also he talks about the mistakes he's made out there, and it's always good to have a reminder to be safe! Hope you like it!

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  3. Hang in there LRC...We're all still pulling for you...My kids are reading Hatchet right now...And I have an article you and your Dad might be interested in reading it...it's about a Russian family who subsisted in the taiga without any help or contact from the outside world for over 40 years...I also showed your Blog to my students today...they were impressed!...Keep going!

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    1. Thanks, Mr. Rabenold! We would like to read that article. Thanks for showing the blog to your students, too!

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  4. Hey LRC-you are such an inspiration! You have set an amazing goal-something that an adult would have a hard time accomplishing! Keep on going, one night at a time.....
    Allthe best, Ed Viesturs
    PS-thanks for reading my book!

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting, Mr. Viesturs! Actually, I always thought of YOU as being the inspiration.

      I'm looking forward to buying your new book. Maybe someday I'll even get to see you speak. The next time you find yourself back east, let me know. You're always welcome to camp in the backyard!

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  5. Hang in there buddy! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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    1. Thanks very much. Hope you keep reading!

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