Author and adventurer Alastair Humphreys tells ReadingZone about his new book, Against the Odds, about adventures that sometimes go wrong.... Find out more in Against the Odds
Sometimes adventure, like life, doesn't work out as you want it to. Even determined explorers make mistakes. Many of the greatest adventurers of all time have failed along the way... Against the Odds is an exciting new book about incredible struggles of twenty great adventurers.
Author Alastair Humphreys has hand-picked extraordinary journeys undertaken by adventurers from across the world. These are explorers who struggled to succeed against the odds. It features adventurers whose expeditions went wrong and who had to fight for survival. And adventurers who had to fight for their right to succeed in the face of discrimination or setbacks. These men and women ventured into space, oceans, deserts and jungles - and might inspire you to do the same!
An extract from Against the Odds, by Alastair Humphreys, illustrated by Pola Mai (Templar)