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Book awards: Extreme Classics: The 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time

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The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard001
The Journals of Lewis and Clark by Meriwether Lewis002
Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry003
The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons by John Wesley Powell004
Arabian Sands by Wilfred Thesiger005
Annapurna by Maurice Herzog006
Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness by Edward Abbey007
West With the Night by Beryl Markham008
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer009
The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo010
Farthest North by Fridtjof Nansen011
The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen012
Roughing It by Mark Twain013
Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana014
South: The Endurance Expedition by Ernest Shackleton015
A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby016
Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl017
Travels in West Africa: Congo Fracais, Corisco and Cameroons by Mary Henrietta Kingsley018
The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles A. Lindbergh019
Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer020
The Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific by Captain James Cook021
The Home of the Blizzard: A True Story of Antarctic Survival by Sir Douglas Mawson022
The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin023
Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence024
Travels in the Interior of Africa by Mungo Park025
The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe026
Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum027
The Mountain of My Fear by David Roberts028
First Footsteps in East Africa by Richard F. Burton029
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men against the Sea by Sebastian Junger030
The Oregon Trail : Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life by Francis Parkman031
Through the Dark Continent or The Sources of the Nile Around the Great lakes of Equatorial Africa and Down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Ocean by Henry M. Stanley032
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L. Bird033
In the Land of White Death: An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic by Valerian Albanov034
Endurance: An Epic of Polar Adventure by Frank Arthur Worsley035
Scrambles Amongst the Alps (NG Adventure Classics) by Edward Whymper036
Out of Africa by Tania Blixen037
Scott's Last Expedition: The Journals by Robert Falcon Scott038
Everest: The West Ridge by Thomas F. Hornbein039
Journey Without Maps by Graham Greene040
Starlight and Storm (Modern Library Exploration) by Gaston Rébuffat041
My First Summer in the Sierra (French language) by John Muir042
My Life as an Explorer by Sven Hedin043
In Trouble Again: A Journey Between Orinoco and the Amazon by Redmond O'Hanlon044
The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon by Colin Fletcher045
K2, the Savage Mountain by Charles S. Houston046
Gypsy Moth Circles the World by Sir Francis Chichester047
Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett048
Alone by Richard E. Byrd049
Stranger in the Forest: On Foot Across Borneo by Eric Hansen050
Travels in Arabia Deserta by Charles Doughty051
The Royal Road to Romance by Richard Halliburton052
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom by Slavomir Rawicz053
Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada by Clarence King054
My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-Néel055
Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke056
Running the Amazon by Joe Kane057
Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read058
Voyages and Discoveries: Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English Nation by Richard Hakluyt059
Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan (2 Volume Set) by John Lloyd Stephens060
The Wreck of the Whaleship Essex by Owen Chase061
Life in the Far West by George Frederick Augustus Ruxton062
My Life as an Explorer by Roald Amundsen063
News from Tartary by Peter Fleming064
Annapurna: A Woman's Place by Arlene Blum065
The Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty by William Bligh066
Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea by Steven Callahan067
Cabeza de Vaca's Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America by Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca068
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson069
Tracks by Robyn Davidson070
The Adventures of Captain Bonneville by Washington Irving071
Cooper's Creek by Alan Moorehead072
The Fearful Void by Geoffrey Moorhouse073
No Picnic on Mount Kenya by Felice Benuzzi074
Through the Brazilian Wilderness by Theodore Roosevelt075
The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron076
Minus 148 Degrees: The First Winter Ascent of Mount McKinley by Art Davidson077
Jaguars Ripped My Flesh by Tim Cahill079
Osborne Russell's Journal of a Trapper by Osborne Russell080
Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle by Dervla Murphy081
Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica by Sara Wheeler082
We die alone by David Howarth083
Kabloona by Gontran de Poncins084
Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna by Lionel Terray085
Carrying the Fire by Michael Collins086
Adventures in the Wilderness by William H. Murray087
The Mountains of My Life (Modern Library Exploration) by Walter Bonatti088
Great Heart: The History of a Labrador Adventure by James West Davidson089
Journal of the Voyage to the Pacific by Alexander Mackenzie090
The Valleys of the Assassins: and Other Persian Travels (Modern Library Paperbacks) by Freya Stark091
The Silent World by Jacques Yves Cousteau092
Alaska Wilderness: Exploring the Central Brooks Range by Robert Marshall093
North American Indians by George Catlin094
The descent of Pierre Saint-Martin by Norbet Casteret095
I married adventure : the lives and adventures of Martin and Osa Johnson by Osa Johnson095
The crystal horizon: Everest--the first solo ascent by Reinhold Messner097
Narrative of a Journey Across the Rocky Mountains, to the Columbia River, and a Visit to the Sandwich Islands, Chile, etc., With a Scientific Appendix. by John Kirk Townsend098
Grizzly Years: In Search of the American Wilderness by Doug Peacock099
One Man's Mountains by Tom Patey100
To Conquer the Air : The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight by James Tobinnew short list
The Darkest Jungle: The True Story of the Darien Expedition and America's Ill-Fated Race to Connect the Seas by Todd Balfnew short list
Sea of Glory : America's voyage of discovery : The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 by Nathaniel Philbricknew short list
Where the Mountain Casts its Shadow: The Personal Costs of Climbing by Maria Coffeynew short list
At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: Travels Through Paraguay by John Gimlettenew short list

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