Kayak Adventure in Siberia

Kayak Adventure in Siberia

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After Dr. Detlev Henschela€™s legendary 2, 500-kilometre solo kayak expedition across the Baltic Sea from Flensburg (Germany) to the Arctic Circle, where he largely survived on a€˜bush tuckera€™, this time the seasoned survival trainer, best-selling author and Doctor of Science set off on a thrilling adventure around the deepest lake in the world (a mile!) in Siberia (eastern Russia): Lake Baikal. It turned out to be an intrepid voyage full surprises and a€˜Russian improvisationa€™: encounters with the Russian mafia, unique nature, a host of hungry bears, storms, forest fires stretching for hundreds of kilometres, people who looked as if they were straight out of Once Upon a Time in the West and a chance meeting with a kayaking couple from America. Despite the poor odds the Russians on the Baikal gave him of making it back in one piece, Detlev embarked on the 2, 000-kilometre circumnavigation of the a€˜Fountain of the Eartha€™, as Siberians call their sacred lake, solo in a kayak. On this for the most part solitary expedition a€˜at water levela€™, he got closer to the soul of the lake and the people around it than anyone before him. (The books of the Arctic Circle expedition Going Solo on the Baltic Sea, Eat or Die! and Japana€™s Hinterland - A diary are also being translated into English and will be published this year, along with Namibia off the Road about Detleva€™s time as the owner of a safari business in Africa.)a#39;There probably hasna#39;t been a single manual coffee grinder in the whole USA for a hundred years!a#39; says Brad. The resulting muesli with olive oil, honey and water, however, is met with great approval and I give them the recipe along with oneanbsp;...

Title:Kayak Adventure in Siberia
Author:Detlev Dr. Henschel
Publisher:epubli - 2015-08-11


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