Fearless by Joe Glickman
One Woman, One Kayak, One Continent

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Like the instant classic The Last American Man, Fearless is the story of a remarkable individual who accepts no personal limits—including fear. Freya Hoffmeister, a forty-six-year-old former sky diver, gymnast, marksman, and Miss Germany contestant, left her twelve-year-old son behind to paddle alone and unsupported around Australia—a year-long adventure that virtually every expert guaranteed would get her killed. She planned not only to survive the 9,420-mile trip through huge, shark-infested seas, but to do it faster than the only other paddler who did it.
As journalist and expert kayaker Joe Glickman details the voyage of this Teutonic force of nature, he captures interminable days on the water and nights camped out on deserted islands; hair-raising encounters with crocs and great white sharks; and the daring 300-mile open-ocean crossing that shaved three weeks off her trip. For 332 days Glickman followed Freya’s journey on her blog—along with a far-flung audience of awestruck, even lovesick, groupies—as she took on one terrifying ordeal after the next. In the end, he says, “her vanity and pigheadedness paled next to her nearly superhuman ability to master fear and persevere.”
 

About Joe Glickman

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Joe Glickman is a recipient of the Lowell Thomas Award for travel writing. His work has appeared in Outside, Men's Journal, National Geographic Adventure, Backpacker, Canoe & Kayak, and leading national newspapers. His books include To The Top and The Kayak Companion. He is a two-time member of the U.S. National Marathon Kayak Team.
 
Published January 24, 2012 by Falcon Guides. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Travel writer and kayaker Glickman (The Kayak Companion) noted early on during his conversations with Freya Hoffmeister%E2%80%94the 46-year old German mother of one who completed the 9,420-mile trip a

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Travel writer and kayaker Glickman (The Kayak Companion) noted early on during his conversations with Freya Hoffmeister—the 46-year old German mother of one who completed the 9,420-mile trip around Australia alone in a kayak over the course of 332 days—that his interviewee, while no doubt fea...

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