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Wildboy: To the Edge and Back: More Adventures Through Rugged, Remote New Zealand

More Adventures Through Rugged, Remote New Zealand

By Brando Yelavich | Paperback | 1 Review(s)

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Brando 'Wildboy' Yelavich stunned us all when he circumnavigated the entire coast of New Zealand completely on foot over 600 days. But he left out the hardest bit - Stewart Island. Over 31 days, Brando took on one of the hardiest and most unforgiving parts of our wild country. And this time,... read more

Format
Paperback
Release Date
11 Aug 2017
Author(s)
Brando Yelavich
Publisher
Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN-13
9780143771333
Dimensions
138mm x 207mm x 29mm
Pages
272
Format
Paperback
Release Date
11 Aug 2017
Author(s)
Brando Yelavich
Publisher
Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN-13
9780143771333
Dimensions
138mm x 207mm x 29mm
Pages
272

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25 Aug 2017

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Wildboy: To the Edge and Back: More Adventures Through Rugged, Remote New Zealand

This is Brando’s second book and follows on from ‘Wildboy’ where he tells his adventures circumnavigating the coast of New Zealand – on foot and with a backpack! He achieved this in 600 days but he left out the ‘hardest bit – Stewart Island’ so this is his story of 31 days trekking around the southern island. In diary format, Brando gives raw accounts of the tenacity needed and mental challenges he had to push through almost daily. Barriers of terrain and emotion pulled him in different directions and battling isolation threatened to undermine his spirit. Brando highlights the rat problem on the island, talks quicksand and of having to deal with tsunami alerts after the Kaikoura earthquake. The one emergency that threatened his entire trek was hypothermia and he had to hone life skills for his survival. It is unique to have Stewart Island documented in this way too and I think that is a strong appealing part of this book. Brando could be described as our own New Zealand version of Bear Grylls. Highly recommended for young adult readers too as Brando overcame his personal obstacles of learning which did not come easy for him at school. As he has undertaken these intrepid travels you can see the resilience he has formed which have become essential skills for success in life.

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