Attention all survivalists, adventurers, explorers and outdoors enthusiasts!
Adam Shoalts has been called one of Canada's greatest living explorers and in 2017 completed a nearly 4,000 km solo journey across Canada's arctic. Not only did he live to tell the tale, he wrote a book about it, and you could win a copy of your very own!
Enter the draw, and you could win this autographed copy:
Ballots are available in the bookstore. The draw will take place on Tuesday, December 3rd, and the winner will be notified by email.
You can also meet the man in person! Shoalts will be at the eBar Tuesday, December 3rd at 7pm to host a reading and a Q&A about this incredibly dangerous journey! Do not miss it!
Tickets: $8, $6 for members and students. Available in the Bookstore and at the door.
About the book from Penguin Random House Canada:
In the spring of 2017, Adam Shoalts, bestselling author and adventurer, set off on an unprecedented solo journey across North America's greatest wilderness. A place where, in our increasingly interconnected, digital world, it's still possible to wander for months without crossing a single road, or even see another human being.
Between his starting point in Eagle Plains, Yukon Territory, to his destination in Baker Lake, Nunavut, lies a maze of obstacles: shifting ice floes, swollen rivers, fog-bound lakes, and gale-force storms. And Shoalts must time his departure by the breakup of the spring ice, then sprint across nearly 4,000 kilometers of rugged, wild terrain to arrive before winter closes in.
He travels alone up raging rivers that only the most expert white-water canoeists dare travel even downstream. He must portage across fields of jagged rocks that stretch to the horizon, and navigate labyrinths of swamps, tormented by clouds of mosquitoes every step of the way. And the race against the calendar means that he cannot afford the luxuries of rest, or of making mistakes. Shoalts must trek tirelessly, well into the endless Arctic summer nights, at times not even pausing to eat. But his reward is the adventure of a lifetime. Heart-stopping, wonder-filled, and attentive to the majesty of the natural world, Beyond the Trees captures the ache for adventure that afflicts us all.