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This month the Silver Travel Book Club is reading From Utmost East to Utmost West: My life of exploration and adventure by John Blashford-Snell.
“These fabulous stories, gathered from a lifetime of intrepid journeys, will thrill, educate and delight”, said Stephen Fry of From Utmost East to Utmost West; My life of exploration and adventure by John Blashford-Snell.
This formidable explorer has undertaken expeditions for over 60 years into some the world’s most inhospitable terrain. This account of his journeys and discoveries takes the reader across deserts, up mountains and into jungles, all displaying what’s possible, if improbable, when a single-minded character is leading the expedition. He describes himself as a practical field engineer.
When asked what his driving force for exploring is, Colonel Blashford-Snell replied, curiosity. And there’s a sense of this in every tale in the book. To go further or more remotely than has been gone before, or maybe just to see if it is actually possible to deliver a grand piano to a tribe deep in the rainforest in Guyana.
Founder of the Scientific Exploration Society and operations Drake and Raleigh with HRH King Charles III when he was Prince of Wales, Blashford-Snell has encountered not only royalty, but film stars, bandits and a wide range of wildlife in his travels plus any number of nature’s obstacles.
How to win a copy of From Utmost East to Utmost West by John Blashford-Snell
To win a copy of this inspiring book, please comment below to tell us about the wildest adventure you’ve had whilst travelling.
A winner will be chosen at random in early August 2023.
The competition closes on 31 July 2023.
Read more about all our Silver Travel Book Club reads.