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Addicted to Adventure
Author: Bob Shepton

ISBN: 9781472905871
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1 June 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.8
Description:
Bob Shepton is not your typical clergyman, and in this memoir he recounts some of his most extreme and hair-raising sailing and climbing escapades. With Forewords by Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Bear Grylls.

Bob Shepton is an ordained minister in the Church of England in his late 70s, but spends most of his time sailing into the Arctic and making first ascents of inaccessible mountains. No tea parties for this vicar.

Opening with the disastrous fire that destroyed his yacht whilst he was ice-bound in Greenland, the book travels back to his childhood growing up on the rubber plantation his father managed in Malaysia, moving back to England after his father was shot by the Japanese during the war, boarding school, the Royal Marines, and the church. We then follow Bob as he sails around the world with a group of schoolboys, is dismasted off the Falklands, trapped in ice, and climbs mountains accessible only from iceberg-strewn water and with only sketchy maps available.

Bob Shepton, winner of the 2013 Yachtsman of the Year Award, is an old-school adventurer, and this compelling book is in the spirit of sa...

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