My Favorite Place: Great Athletes in the Great Outdoors
Jason PaurISBN: 0811843238;
Everyone has a favorite place. The world's top outdoor adventurers are no different—except that theirs are often anywhere between 2,000 feet above the ground to three miles out to sea. Featuring stunning images by respected photographer Corey Rich, this soulful book transports readers to 14 favorite playgrounds of world champions, elite guides, and pioneers of sport. Cross-country skiier and Olympic medalist Bill Koch describes why the Vermont wilderness is his stomping ground. Ed Viesturs celebrates the glacier-covered volcano in the Pacific Northwest where he honed the skills to conquer Mount Everest. Sara Ballantyne revels in her mountain bike treks across the desert near Moab. With passionate profiles of first-class athletes in picturesque settings—Yosemite Valley, the coast of Maine, Florida's beaches, the Appalachian wilderness, and more— My Favorite Place is an inspiration to anyone whose favorite place is anywhere in the outdoors.
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