In May 1982 A Young Man From Zurich, Switzerland Headed West Across The Planet To Spend A Year In Alaska His Name Was Ruedi Glauser He Took With Him 5000 Purposely Saved For The Journey, A Mini Survival Kit Wrapped Around His Waist, A Few Woolen Clothes, And A Stout Belief That He Had The Skill Required To Survive A Year In The Alaskan Wilderness Five Months After Abandoning His Mother, Sister, Friends And Job As A Graphic Designer, Ruedi Found Himself Hunkered Down In The Ray Mountains, Having Every One Of His Survival Skills Tested To The Limit How This Swiss Explorer Faced Much Than He Bargained For In The Wilderness Of Alaska Is The Extraordinary Story Of Just To Die Glauser Had Wandered Up And Down The Mountains And Valleys Of The Swiss Alps In His Youth, Always Confident In His Ability To Endure Whatever Nature Sent His Way But Switzerland Had Become Too Tame He Needed A Greater Challenge Settling Into A Routine Lifestyle Might Have Been Comfortable, But Settling Would Never Have Forced Him To Face Up To The Insecurities So Deeply Entrenched In His Being Ruedi S Initial Intent Was To Go It Alone In Alaska, Or To Have With Him At Most A Pack Of Dogs But In The End He Opted For One Solitary Companion To Go With Him What Challenged Ruedi Were Not Only The Unrestrained Forces That Nature Presented, But The Constant Inward Journeys His Circumstances Forced Him To Undertake Journeys That Required Him To Crawl Deep Into His Soul Ultimately, Just To Die Is A Book About Survival It Is About What Happened When One Human Being Decided To Test His Ability To Survive At One Of The Far Ends Of The Earth It Is About One Man Who Wanted To Discover What His Limits Were How Far Into Darkness Was It Necessary To Go To Prove How Tough He Was What Were His Limits He Would Have To Find Out What Was The Coldest Temperature He Could Function In He D Have To Learn What Animals Could He Elude Or Defend Himself From He D Have To Wait And See Which Ones Crossed His Path And If Bears, Wolverines, Or Even Mosquitoes Found Him, Would They Be The Death Of Him Every Circumstance Could Be Dangerous, But He Would Test Himself And See How He D Come Out On The Other Side Ruedi S Trek From Switzerland Into Alaska Is A Story Of Contrasts A Story That Will Take You From Switzerland A Tiny Country Full Of Well Mapped Out Alpine Mountains Quaint Villages Well Honored Traditions To Alaska A Vast Land Of Shifting Rivers Frigid Towns Unpredictable Wildlifeand Winters Of Unending Darkness The Immediate Question Ruedi Had On His Mind Before Leaving Was If I Go In Prepared, Will That Be Enough Will I Survive
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- 246 pages
- Switzerland to Alaska
- Kris Williams
- 16 January 2017 Kris Williams