Extreme Frontiers

Extreme Frontiers

Racing Across Canada From Newfoundland to the Rockies

Book - 2012
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Back on his bike for a brand-new adventure, Charley Boorman explores the world's second largest country - home to some of the most stunning and challenging terrain known to man.

#Canada is a country of extremes, and Charley knows all about pushing things to the limit. He goes dirt biking in New Brunswick; dives through old shipwrecks in the freezing waters off Tobermory; kayaks through the Manitoban wilderness and the swirling rapids of the Bloodwein River; takes a ride through the Badlands of Saskatchewan along Butch Cassidy's old Outlaw Trail; and heads deep into the eerie but beautiful caves of Vancouver Island.

But this trip is not just about physical challenges; it's also the perfect opportunity to meet a fascinating mix of people. As he heads east to west across Canada, Charley plays ice hockey with a legend of the game; spends a day as a cadet with the Mounties; works with lobster catchers and dinosaur hunters and nearly meets a ghost in Winnipeg.

As ever, Charley jumps at every new experience with enthusiasm and humour. The result is a fast-paced, hugely entertaining travel book, packed with adventure (and rather a lot of mosquitoes).
Publisher: London : Sphere, c2012.
ISBN: 9781847445599
Characteristics: 201 p., [16] p. of plates :,col. ill., map, col. ports. ;,24 cm.


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Jun 28, 2018

If you enjoyed reading other Boorman books such as Long Way Down, Long Way Around and Race To Dakar you will probably not enjoy this one. This book is a travel log and not a motorcycling adventure as I hoped it would be. In other words : boring.
He writes some excellent stories but unfortunately this is not one of them.

Jul 14, 2014

A great read !

Jun 19, 2012

Charley Boorman's starting to establish a reputation as a good travel writer in his own right, having had done several travel documentaries and tie-in books, both with his friend Ewan McGregor and on his own. In this book, Charley travels across Canada, from east to north to west, by various means, getting to know the country, meeting new people and undertaking things he wouldn't have thought he'd be doing. He's got a good, informal sense of style in the way he writes- pretty much the way he talks, and he keeps the reader drawn into the narrative. There's the odd glitch a Canadian would pick up on, mind you, but it's fun to see a foreigner's point of view in this way, visiting your homeland. Well recommended to those who liked Long Way Round and Long Way Down.

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