Readers will feel the bite of icy waters as Jon Bowermaster careens down the most dangerous sections of the Yangtze River - so treacherous the Chinese government has closed it to boaters - and descends for the first time ever Chile's Futaleufu, one of the most beautiful and dangerous rivers in the world. Bowermaster stands witness to some of the greatest expeditions of our time, forming friendships with polar man Will Steger, first to the North Pole and across Antarctica by dogsled, and photographer/raconteur Peter Beard, an outsized character still living on the edge of the wild. He sits on the deck with French sailors as they prepare to race around the world single-handedly, each of them knowing that few will finish, and some will not come back alive. Listen in as he is conned on the streets of Baja by a tall-tale-telling fishing guide.
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