Meet the National Geographic author at explorer Mark Jenkins at an afternoon book signing. He will be talking about his book THE HARD WAY: Stories of Danger, Survival, and the Soul of Adventure, as well as his writing and adventuring life in general. This is event is free and open to the public.
Jenkins has journeyed around the world, crossing wild country, probing the hinterlands, and getting arrested over a dozen times. He has made a life out of doing things the hard way. The result is a book that dives headfirst into adventure and experience. Jenkins transports the reader with as he climbs the ice-encrusted Italian Ridge of the Matterhorn, sea kayaks from battlefield to battlefield along the Turkish coast of Gallipoli, sneaks across Tibet to reach Buddhism’s holiest lake, descends unexplored canyons in Australia, and traverses the war-torn Simen Mountains of northern Ethiopia.
In a world increasingly vicarious and secondhand, we all long to make decisions that matter, decisions of consequence. This is precisely what outdoor life still requires. THE HARD WAY is a book about doing, not watching – about leaping before you look.
Jenkins lives in Laramie, Wyoming, with his family. His is an adventure columnist for OUTSIDE magazine and travels to difficult and dangerous places on the planet every month.
Jenkins will also be speaking later in the evening at the Kennett High School Auditorium as part of the BEYOND THE VALLEY ADVENTUREFEST sponsored by Tin Mountain. His keynote presentation for that ticketed event will be: Vietnam Underground: The Viet Cong, Spelunkers & the Biggest Cave on Earth.
More event information about tickets and timing for that event can be found here.