What are the best extreme adventure books of all time?

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    #1Kon-Tiki

    Kon-Tiki

    Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft is Thor Heyerdahl's narration of his successful attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean on a balsa log raft with the hope of proving that ancient Polynesian people achieved similar results centuries ago.

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    Doris Reid
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Adventure seekers and non-adventure seekers alike will absolutely love this book. You will be completely swept away by the voyage. I think because it's a true story makes it even more engaging. You'll get history and humor along with this wild voyage. "
    Doris Reid
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Adventure seekers and non-adventure seekers alike will absolutely love this book. You will be completely swept away by the voyage. I think because it's a true story makes it even more engaging. You'll get history and humor along with this wild voyage. "
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    #2Into Thin Air

    Into Thin Air

    Into Thin Air is Jon Krakauer's firsthand depiction of the May 1996 Mt. Everest disaster. With a balanced take on the characters and a colorful depiction of the weather that shaped the event, Krakauer won an Academy Award in Literature in 1999. 

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    Rachel Webb
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "A book about climbing Mt. Everest can't be bad. This one is amazing!"
    Rachel Webb
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "A book about climbing Mt. Everest can't be bad. This one is amazing!"
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    #3Seven Years in Tibet

    Seven Years in Tibet
    Seven Years in Tibet is a memoir by Heinrich Harrer. It tells the story of the author's travels in 1943, when he escaped from a concentration camp in India and crossed the Himalayas to Tibet, where he became the Dalai Lama's tutor.
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    David Ortiz
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Seven Years in Tibet is the memoir by the explorer turned prisoner of war Heinrich Harrer. Harrer was captured in India during the second World War and eventually escaped by transversing the Himalayas and crossing into Tibet. It's a great read for both fans of history and adventure. "
    David Ortiz
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Seven Years in Tibet is the memoir by the explorer turned prisoner of war Heinrich Harrer. Harrer was captured in India during the second World War and eventually escaped by transversing the Himalayas and crossing into Tibet. It's a great read for both fans of history and adventure. "
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    #4Into the Wild

    Into the Wild

    Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is a non-fiction book about a young man named Christopher Johnson McCandless who left everything he had to start a new life. Months after, his body was found and his unforgettable death will be uncovered. This book was printed in 14 languages.

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    Gregory Ramos
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Into the Wild is one of my favorite adventure books, and the fact that it's non-fiction makes it even better. An amazing story that will challenge the way you understand the world."
    Gregory Ramos
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Into the Wild is one of my favorite adventure books, and the fact that it's non-fiction makes it even better. An amazing story that will challenge the way you understand the world."
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    #5Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors

    Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors

    Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors is written by Piers Paul Read as a non-fiction adventure survival memoir on the survivors of the Andes' plane crash. This book is published in 1975 by Avon.

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    Raymond Keller
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "My friend Tal recommended this book for me after an accident involving the amputation of three of my limbs after a tire blowout in my hot-rod resulted in a catastrophic crash. This book allowed me to cope and relate with extreme situations and find a bit of glory as I lay on a hospital bed. It now prominently sits on my top shelf in remembrance."
    Raymond Keller
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "My friend Tal recommended this book for me after an accident involving the amputation of three of my limbs after a tire blowout in my hot-rod resulted in a catastrophic crash. This book allowed me to cope and relate with extreme situations and find a bit of glory as I lay on a hospital bed. It now prominently sits on my top shelf in remembrance."
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    #6The Snow Leopard

    The Snow Leopard
    The Snow Leopard is an amazing book written by Peter Matthiessen that tells the journey of the author and the biologist George Schaller to the mountains of Nepal. It is a beautiful tale of self-discovery!


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    Wayne Silva
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This book has been given good reviews, so Im assuming its a good read. Unfortunately with books, its hard to tell if other will like the same books. Alot of people prefer certain genres, authors and writing styles."
    Wayne Silva
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This book has been given good reviews, so Im assuming its a good read. Unfortunately with books, its hard to tell if other will like the same books. Alot of people prefer certain genres, authors and writing styles."
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    #7Desert Solitaire

    Desert Solitaire
    Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey is a passionate tale of a man who lived in a desert. With a lot of details and humor, this incredible book lets you reconsider your relationship with nature.
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    Song Zhou
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "You can see things in the story about the Moab Desert that no longer exist. An interesting story of a man and his time living in the desert."
    Song Zhou
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "You can see things in the story about the Moab Desert that no longer exist. An interesting story of a man and his time living in the desert."
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    #8The Right Stuff

    The Right Stuff
    The Right Stuff is a nonfiction book by Tom Wolfe detailing the lives of the men behind America's victory in the Space Race in the 1960s. This book is a second edition published on May 16, 2004, by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
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    Albert Kelley
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "An excellent motivational story about a group of American heroes. Without a doubt, extreme and a true story to boot."
    Albert Kelley
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "An excellent motivational story about a group of American heroes. Without a doubt, extreme and a true story to boot."
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    #9The River of Doubt

    The River of Doubt
    The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey is a biography written by Candice Millard on the 26th president of the United States. With over 400 pages, this book is published in 2006 by Anchor Books.

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    Justin Harris
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Theodore Roosevelt was one of the greatest Americans of all time. This book covers an often unseen side of the former President and goes into great detail over trying and troubled times in the Presidents life both before and after his term. Very easy to read and keep attention."
    Justin Harris
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Theodore Roosevelt was one of the greatest Americans of all time. This book covers an often unseen side of the former President and goes into great detail over trying and troubled times in the Presidents life both before and after his term. Very easy to read and keep attention."
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    #10The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

    The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

    The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon is a non-fiction book written by David Grann. This book was published in 2009, and it tells the exploration of Fawcett in 1925.

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    Peter Barrett
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I simply couldn't get into this book. It felt like a realistic but more boring version of Peter Pan. Ending left much to be desired."
    Peter Barrett
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I simply couldn't get into this book. It felt like a realistic but more boring version of Peter Pan. Ending left much to be desired."
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    #11Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom

    Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
    Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom is Slawomir Rawicz's book detailing his escape from a Siberian Gulag Camp along with six other prisoners in 1941, during the height of the German expansion in Russia in World War II.
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    Jasmine He
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I loved this book. It is set in world war 2. A great history novel"
    Jasmine He
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I loved this book. It is set in world war 2. A great history novel"

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Best extreme adventure books of all time
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Kon-TikiBooks 46 Paid
2Into Thin AirBooks 43 Paid
3Seven Years in TibetBooks 39 Paid
4Into the WildBooks 37 Paid
5Alive: The Story of the Andes SurvivorsBooks 36 Paid
6The Snow LeopardBooks 34 Paid
7Desert SolitaireBooks 31 Paid
8The Right StuffBooks 28 Paid
9The River of DoubtBooks 26 Paid
10The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the AmazonBooks 19 Paid
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