The Beginner's Guide to Adventure Sport in New Zealand
A highly illustrated book for beginners in the rapidly growing world of adventure sport. How do you swim in open water? How do you read a compass? How do you fix a puncture? Instructional and highly illustrated, this is a beginner's book of adventure sport for all ages. It features pursuits to make the most out of New Zealand's great outdoors and get you all set up for a lifetime of adventure. Learn the basics of open-water swimming, river kayaking, trail running, mountain biking, climbing and snow sport in New Zealand, then put it all together to compete in our famous multisport and adventure races. With an emphasis on safety throughout, this book has important information on the right gear you'll need for the right pursuit and the essentials of survival in unpredictable environments.
Non-Fiction Finalist 2016 - NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults
Steve Gurney is New Zealand's action man. He went from forever getting picked last for the lunchtime bullrush team to winning the gruelling Coast to Coast a record nine times. Here he shares twenty years' experience as a professional adventure athlete.