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Over the Top & Back Again: Hiking X the Alps Paperback – Jun 22 2010

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Pilgrim's Tales, Inc. (Oct. 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977053628
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977053629
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,096,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This is my favorite kind of adventure tale: Against all odds, in the face of health, weather, interpersonal, navigational and culinary issues, Brandon Wilson and his somewhat reluctant wife hike it because it's there - or, it's supposed to be. I laughed, I winced, and then I started checking to see when I was next scheduled to be anywhere near the Via Alpina." - Kyle Wagner, travel editor, Denver Post "This lighthearted hiking narrative reflects the positives of such an experience: overcoming hardship, laughing at their inability to find trail blazes, Europe's apparent fear of switchbacks on trails ascending 1000-plus meters per col, and the bond and struggle with your trail partner..... Recommended for armchair travelers and anyone interested in hiking the Alps." - Library Journal "Informative, entertaining, and original... a pioneer in a groundbreaking genre of travel writing." - Midwest Book Review "Wilson brings his considerable intellect and wry sense of humor to this epic adventure, and the result is brilliantly accessible and wonderfully subversive." - Richard Bangs, author of Quest for the Sublime and PEAKS "Marvelous account of a long hike...told with a fine eye for detail and a keen sense of humor." - Royal Robbins, legendary rock climber "For outdoor enthusiasts, this book will awaken the travel bug within and inspire adventure. For others, it's a worthwhile armchair journey through beautiful country with friendly guides." - ForeWord Magazine ""Over the Top & Back Again" suggests that maybe a little madness isn't too crazy after all." - WEND Magazine "It's great fun trekking through the Alps with the Wilsons...They do all the hard work - and we get all the pleasures - rendered with warmth, insight and humor in Brandon's inimitable style." - Maui News "Wilson walks the way Forrest Gump runs. He's driven to it...As for the connection between the outer journey and the inner journey, Wilson never pushes it. You get it in small bits, as he does, because that's the way it comes. It has a lot to do with savoring the simple pleasures of life that surround us every day. Wilson's books point the way toward this happy state of mind: just be bold and endure a few vicissitudes." - GoNOMAD.com "Makes you want to grab your walking stick, step into your hiking boots and climb a mountain." - Christopher Elliott, syndicated travel writer


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