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180 South: Conquerors of the Useless

by Chris Malloy

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0979065941, Hardcover)

180 South takes readers behind the scenes of the film, 180 South, made by Chris Malloy, to learn more about the people who made the film, the original overland journey to Patagonia in 1968, and the repeat journey over ocean and land 40 years later. The book includes stories of events and experiences that inspired Chris Malloy, Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to choose paths committed to saving what's left of the wild world. Open it anywhere and enjoy the photographs by the worlds leading surf and climbing photographers Jeff Johnson, Jimmy Chin, Scotty Soen and Danny Moder.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:23 -0400)

Follows a group of young adventurers as they echo an expedition first made 40 years ago by Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia) and Doug Tompkins (original founder of The North Face). Navigating from California to Chile, with an unplanned stop at Rapa Nui (Easter Island), the modern day adventurers explore the wild coasts and mountains of Patagonia. During their quest to surf and climb, they are exposed to the harmful effects of industry on the environment, as well as the courageous efforts of local people who are trying to preserve the wilderness. Book parallels the film 180° South trip, and tells of the journey with words and images not seen in the film.… (more)

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