Download e-book for kindle: Cologne - Shanghai: Eine Abenteuerreise (German Edition) by Erik Peters

By Erik Peters

Zwei Freunde, zwei Motorräder und 17.000 Kilometer Abenteuer – für Erik und Alain erfüllt sich ein Lebenstraum, als sie im Sommer 2006 von Köln nach Shanghai reisen. Die elfwöchige Fahrt führt sie durch Österreich, Ungarn, die Ukraine, Russland, Kasachstan, Kirgistan, die Mongolei und nicht zuletzt bis an die Grenzen ihrer bisherigen Erfahrungen. Lange Tagesstrecken, Schotterstraßen und unwegsames Gelände gilt es ebenso zu meistern wie Sprachbarrieren, bürokratische Willkür und die Suche nach der nächsten Werkstatt. Kleinere und größere Katastrophen bleiben auf dieser Reise nicht aus – doch gleichzeitig beschert sie den beiden Abenteurern einen schier unermesslichen Schatz an Erlebnissen, Eindrücken und Begegnungen am Straßenrand: korrupte Dorfpolizisten, eine feucht-fröhliche Hochzeitsfeier, ukrainische Diskonächte, die russische Mafia, kasachische Prostituierte, Nomaden in der Mongolei oder durchgeknallte englische Rallyepiloten – auf diesem journey ist alles drin!

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„Ein Buch [...], das durch flotte, humorvolle Schreibe überzeugt. Ein empfehlenswerter Lesegenuss.“ -- Motorrad,
„Motorradreiseführer und spannende Lektüre in einem, macht dieser Bericht mit Land und Leuten, skurrilen Begegnungen, aufregenden Ereignissen und der Seelenwelt der beiden Reisenden bekannt.“-- Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

„[...] Erik (Peters) erzählt in frischer und ungekünstelter Weise eine spannende tale, die Lust auf sofortige Nachahmung macht.“ -- Bikers News

„Erik Peters hat es gekonnt vermieden, diese Reise ausschließlich aus dem Sattel zu beschreiben – er steigt immer wieder ab, betrachtet aufmerksam Land und Leute, erzählt wie ein guter Reiseführer kleine Geschichten. Lesestoff additionally auch für jene, die fürs Fernweh keinen Motorradführerschein brauchen.“ --Süddeutsche Zeitung

„Die Geschichte [...] ist mit allem gewürzt, was once gute Unterwegsgeschichten ausmacht: skurrilen Begegnungen, dramatischen Momenten und einer doppelten Dosis Selbstironie. --Motorrad News

"Wie guy einen Reisebericht für den Leser spannend, abwechslungsreich, interessant und amüsant gestaltet, das zeigt Erik Peters in „Cologne-Shanghai“. Auf 224 Seiten mit vielen persönlichen Empfindungen beschreibt der Autor seinen mehrmonatigen journey vom Rhein an den Jangtsekiang. guy erlebt die Pannen mit, taucht ein in das Wechselbad der Gefühle zwischen kaputtem Getriebe und erfolgreicher Reparatur, ist bei Begegnungen mit abgedrehten Russen hautnah dabei und fühlt mit dem Schreiber mit, wenn er am Ende der Reise seine Yamaha verkaufen muss. Dazu gibt es eine ganze Menge lehrreicher Informationen über Länder und Leute. Ein Buch, das Lust macht, selber den wilden Osten zu erobern." –Motorradfahrer

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Get Walking in Pembrokeshire: 41 circular walks in the national PDF

By Dennis Kelsall,Jan Kelsall

The miraculous coastal surroundings of Pembroke's nationwide park, south Wales, is just one of the county's many features explored during this number of forty different and fascinating walks. The routes take you thru the Preseli Hills (from which old guy took the 'bluestones' for Stonehenge), the Daugleddau's hidden tidal reaches (once busy with coal barges), deep wooded gorges (whose fast-flowing streams powered long-forgotten mills), prehistoric hill forts, medieval castles, remoted church buildings and plenty of fascinating locations that look forward to discovery. With forty routes ranging among 2 and 12 miles (20km), there's something for everybody, frequently incorporating areas to go to or a welcoming pub or cafe en route.

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New PDF release: Best Hikes Rocky Mountain National Park: A Guide to the

By Kent Dannen

Best Hikes Rocky Mountain nationwide Park features the simplest mountain climbing all through Rocky Mountain nationwide Park. specific maps and path descriptions make navigating those marvelous trails effortless, from family-friend strolls to well known vistas to hillier wooded pathways.

FalconGuides have set the normal for out of doors guidebooks for greater than thirty-five years. Written by means of best specialists, every one advisor invitations you to event the journey and wonder of the outside.

Look inside of to find:

  • Hikes fitted to each ability
  • Mile-by-mile directional cues
  • Difficulty scores, path contacts, fees/permits, and most sensible climbing seasons
  • An index of hikes by means of category—from effortless day hikes to waterfalls
  • Invaluable trip-planning details, together with neighborhood accommodation and campgrounds
  • Full-color pictures throughout
  • GPS coordinates

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AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership: Trip Planning * Group by Alex Kosseff PDF

By Alex Kosseff

complete, READABLE, AND filled with useful recommendation, AMC consultant to outside management, second version, is a must-read for an individual dedicated to turning into a good outdoors chief, advisor, or educator, together with camp, scouting, and outside membership leaders.

This thoroughly revised and up to date advisor from the Appalachian Mountain membership info the serious talents and ideas each specialist or volunteer outside chief must comprehend. via easy-to-remember management types, case reports, and his personal vast management adventure, writer Alex Kosseff explores such themes as powerful decision-making, workforce dynamics and conversation, self-awareness and review, backcountry ethics, and extra. additionally incorporated are a brand new bankruptcy on thoughts for best and motivating early life and multiplied assurance of possibility and quandary management.

■ available ideas for brand new and skilled leaders
■ complete insurance of management concepts
■ Case experiences, suggestion, and anecdotes from specialists on journey making plans, determination making, management kinds, educating, and communication
■ crucial examining lists for additional study

ALEX KOSSEFF is director of the outside defense Institute, the place he advises outdoors schooling and sport enterprises on danger administration, employees education, and volunteer-based courses. He has two decades of out of doors management adventure, having labored as an Outward sure leader teacher and employees coach, backpacking and canoeing journey chief, environmental educator, and desert medication teacher. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.


“A thorough, field-tested exam of what makes the simplest outside leaders . . . and the way one in every of them can be you.”—Robert Birkby, writer of the Boy Scout instruction manual, Mountain insanity, and evenly at the Land

"An extraordinary source for either leaders and fans . . . Vignettes from a wide selection of outside journeys successfully illustrate Kosseff's points."—Trail & Timberline, Colorado Mountain membership magazine

"An first-class source for leaders new and outdated. . . . it is a well-written, stress-free management source that might be worthy to a person answerable for major journeys . . ."—Dan Garvey, President, Prescott university (1st version review)

"Whether you're an aspiring or skilled outside chief, this paintings will be on your library--where you could succeed in it."—Jed Williamson, Editor of injuries in North American climbing (1st version review)

". . . tackles a fancy subject in a transparent & attractive demeanour. tales of genuine management occasions support increase critical-thinking abilities . . . ."—Ian Wade, govt Director, Outward certain overseas, Inc (1st variation review)

1 Foundations
2 Getting Started
3 Awareness
4 determination Making
5 management Styles
6 educating and Facilitation
7 box Safety
8 Crisis
9 top Youth
10 Participants
11 day trip Behavior
12 crew habit and Development
13 Communication
14 journey Planning
15 Organizational probability Management
16 Environmental Stewardship
17 be sure to Have Fun
Appendix: additional Reading

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New PDF release: Sahara: A Journey of Love, Loss and Survival

By Paula Constant

A trip of affection, loss and survival.

Having walked greater than 5000 kilometres from Trafalgar sq. to Morocco, Paula consistent reveals herself on the westernmost fringe of the Sahara wasteland - and the edge of sanity. The wheels have fallen off her marriage and her cash are fast drying up, yet she is decided to accomplish the second one level: jogging during the romantic large Empty of Northern Africa to Cairo. Sahara is the tale of Paula's fight to beat her innermost demons and take keep watch over of her trip, her camels and the lads she hires to steer her via certainly one of planet's such a lot severe areas. affliction, landmines and political pink tape stand among Paula and the realisation of a life's dream. Sahara is an exhilarating experience and a narrative of pleasure, heartache, thought and melancholy. yet, notably, it is a occasion of the human spirit in all its guises.

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Download PDF by Robin Walker: Walking in the Cordillera Cantabrica: A mountaineering guide

By Robin Walker

A consultant to jogging within the Cordillera Cantabrica mountains in northern Spain - one in every of Spain's most well known levels - together with exact descriptions of 60 routes unfold round the entire of this amazing mountain chain. in response to chosen valley bases, the routes are comfortably accessed, hence minimising commute time. the entire routes will be performed in an afternoon and all are round. In hassle they range from user-friendly, half-day outings to strenuous, full-day ascents challenging health, strong total mountain abilities, and the facility to accommodate brief sections of scrambling. This consultant is complemented by way of articles on 4 expert themes of curiosity to any who desire to comprehend the variety in better intensity: position names, the transhumance, the Civil conflict and alpine flowers. The Cordillera Cantabrica is at the moment domestic to a complete of 9 safe components, together with 3 UN-designated areas.

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Matthew Owen's So, You Want to Hike the Appalachian Trail...: Now What? PDF

By Matthew Owen

This publication is an account of my Appalachian path thru-hike, and it used to be written to assist resolution questions should you desire to tackle an A.T. thru-hike. As i used to be getting ready for my thru-hike of the Appalachian path, i used to be very lucky to have a dad who had over thirty years of climbing event and an uncle who additionally had thirty years of mountain climbing adventure. I had nice assets for mountaineering and backpacking inside of my kin. but, i spotted that no longer every body has that at their disposal once they are getting ready for his or her thru-hike of the Appalachian path. i started looking for books particularly approximately tips on how to arrange for an Appalachian path thru-hike. all of them pretty well acknowledged an identical factor, which wasn’t a lot. they might say to take a seat, plan out your whole hike previously, after which toss that plan out the window; since you by no means recognize what’s going to take place at the path. the entire books i discovered have been extra concerning the author’s adventure at the path than in regards to the real education for the hike.

During my hike, I saw quite a few ways in which hikers had ready, the various methods they selected to camp, and all of the alternative ways hikers selected to move approximately their thru-hike. It involved me as I observed how each person had their very own technique to hike the path. As thru-hikers usually say: Hike your personal hike. After approximately 1,000 miles into my thru-hike, i started to give some thought to a sequence of suggestions whereas sitting in camp round the fireplace. i'd envision this green hiker strolling up trying to find a spot to establish camp, most likely on his first backpacking journey. If this meant hiker sat down via the fireplace and requested me a query; for instance approximately the best way to water-resistant boots, how one can purify ingesting water, or how one can arrange camp within the rain…what might I inform this hiker? The extra i assumed approximately it, the extra i started to consider the solutions I had came across from my very own questions. finally that one considered, “…what might I inform an green hiker?,” resulted in this booklet. by the point I accomplished the Appalachian path, this publication was once already written within my head. And now, i'm proud to claim this e-book is written down on paper. when you actually have questions about getting ready for a longer hike just like the Appalachian path, i am hoping you discover the solutions in your questions inside of this book.

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Download e-book for kindle: Rock Climbing Anchors: A Comprehensive Guide (Mountaineers by Craig Luebben

By Craig Luebben

"Climbing anchors enable climbers to securely defy gravity. reliable anchors and correct rope recommendations can hinder a fall from becoming a disaster, whereas undesirable anchors are an twist of fate ready to happen," says qualified consultant Craig Luebben, who invented his personal form of mountain climbing safety, the massive Bro. considering that then, he taught mountain climbing to countless numbers of consumers and has performed self-rescue clinics around the usa. He distills greater than twenty-five years of expertise into Rock mountaineering Anchors.

This access within the Mountaineers outside professional sequence, for intermediate-to-advanced climbers, offers sleek anchoring rules and strategies for top-roping, rappelling, game hiking, conventional mountain climbing, and mountaineering-all in a single finished advisor. Luebben covers the finer issues of all kinds of ordinary anchors: detachable anchors together with hexes, stressed nuts, tri-cams, increasing wedges, expandable tubes, and cams; normal anchors equivalent to bushes and boulders; and glued anchors like bolts and pitons. images convey numerous equipment placements, observed by way of dialogue of the professionals and cons of every.

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Read e-book online Cho Oyu: Göttin des Türkis (German Edition) PDF

By Reinhold Messner

Den Tibetern gilt der Cho Oyu als heilig; in Europa wurde seine Existenz erst 1921 bekannt. Lange Zeit struggle er der am wenigsten begangene Achttausender, heute ist er mit dem Mount Everest der meist bestiegene. Reinhold Messner berichtet von der Bedeutung des Nangpa l. a., einem 6000 Meter hoher go, über den seit Urzeiten die Menschen des Himalaja ziehen: Er erzählt von der Erstbesteigung durch den Österreicher Herbert Tichy 1954, vom dramatischen Verlauf der Frauenexpedition 1959, von Reinhard Karls Tod, vom eigenen Scheitern am Cho Oyu und der Besteigung 1983, aber auch von modernen Routen wie der von Denis Urubko.

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