Perched impossibly on a ridge overlooking a 10,000-foot drop into Tibet, Sano Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa wait. Heel to toe, connected at the waist by a pair of carabineers that's connected to nothing else, they stare down the North Face of Mount Everest, a red and white nylon tandem paragliding wing fluttering behind them. They know that jumping off the top of the world marks only the beginning of a longer, more audacious journey. And they know that the two-mile ride down Everest will be the easiest part. If the jump doesn't kill them.In April 2011 the two unsponsored Nepalis set out on an unprecedented expedition to climb Everest, paraglide from its peak, and paddle nearly 400 miles to the ocean. Little problems wouldn't stop them. Like the fact that Babu had no technical climbing experience. And that Lakpa had never been kayaking--or swimming. But after summiting, surviving their flight off the world's tallest mountain, and being arrested, robbed, and nearly drowned--repeatedly--the two friends discovered their adventure had only just begun.
How Extreme Sports Can Model Your Own Inspiration and Success
As a child, Tao Berman ran wild in the mountains of eastern Washington. The extreme kayaker and entrepreneur continues to run wild through life. His 98.4-foot kayak flight off Upper Johnston Falls in Banff National Forest made him a world-record waterfall-drop holder. Today, Berman exemplifies his philosophy of "I'd rather die than lose" in both his experiences as a super athlete and his work as a successful businessman. Going Vertical is a parallel narrative of triumph in both areas, bringing readers along as the author pushes the limits of possibility. In chapters such as "The Tao of Marketing" and "The Tao of Risk," he translates the wisdom he's gained from performing extreme sports to the dialect of the business world. Going Vertical guides readers into rarely glimpsed realms of achievement and demonstrates by example how to attain the mindset to master them.
Featuring the insights, strategies, and experiences of the sport's top coaches, The Hockey Coaching Bible sets a new standard for those who teach the game, develop the players, and dominate the ice. Whether head coach or assistant, at the youth level or professional, you will find a wealth of information to improve performance and strengthen your program.
You'll go inside the game with 16 of hockey's most respected teachers:
- Joe Bertagna
- Bill Cleary
- Tom Anastos
- Guy Gadowsky
- Mike Schafer
- Marty Palma
- Hal Tearse
- Mike Cavanaugh
- Jack Parker
- Rick Comley
- Mark Dennehy
- Ben Smith
- E.J. McGuire
- George Gwozdecky
- Nate Leaman
- Mike Eaves
Every facet of coaching is covered. The book features the most effective drills for developing players at each position and in-game strategies for various game situations, including offensive, defensive, and neutral-zone play and power plays and penalty kills.
In addition to on-ice Xs and Os, you'll find sage advice for building a program from the ground up, furthering your professional development as a coach, and gaining community and parental support for projecting a positive image and earning the respect of your players and supporters.
Never has there been a more comprehensive coaching resource on the game. With The Hockey Coaching Bible, you'll build your program into a powerhouse.
Anglers of every skill level will benefit from the secrets and strategies that obsessed bass angler Chad Hoover has learned from years of catching trophy bass. The insight he's gained by using his kayak to remain undetected and observe bass reacting naturally to different lure presentations, is invaluable and guaranteed to improve your effectiveness on the water.
Get paddling Joe Glickman, a two-time member of the US National Marathon Kayak Team, fills this kayaking primer with expert advice and plenty of encouragement. Beginners will benefit from Glickman's clear descriptions of the basic techniques of sea, touring, and recreational kayaking, while experienced kayakers will find insightful tips on navigation, troubleshooting, and boat assessment. Enlivened by delightful stories of Glickman's personal kayaking adventures, this fun and informative guide will inspire kayakers of all types to get out on the water and enjoy the ride.
In this second edition, Cory Routh has added locations and strategies on kayak fishing in: California, Washington, Loisiana, Lake Michigan, and Canada. Routh covers everything you will need to know for safe, fun, and successful kayak fishing.While written for beginers, but includes information for those already into the sport. This book covers all of the bases and is a must read for anyone that is getting ready to plunge into the world of kayak fishing whether it be in fresh or saltwater. Routh gives all the necessary guidance on all the subjectst from kayak & paddle types, safety gear, what to wear for the different seasons, paddling lessons, fishing gear, fishing spots, how to fish in a kayak and safely land a large fish, and tips on what food to take and how to pack it.. Included is information on kayak clubs, and organizations.
The Northern Gulf Coast region of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana is home to some of the best coastal fishing in the world. From redfish, speckled trout, and flounder inshore to big game fish such as mackerel, tarpon, and even billfish off the beaches, kayak anglers have a fishing paradise on these sunny waters. Use this guide to learn where to fish, how to fish, and where to eat and stay to plan the perfect fishing adventure. Best of all, it's all based on real personal experience from the editor of Southern Kayak Magazine.
Mary Shideler had a quest to paddle all 1,007 lakes in Minnesota√s Itasca County. Along the way, she learned to trust her capacity to overcome obstacles. The Kayak Lady is a mix of adventure and fun, documenting Mary√s experiences over 15 years.
From hardcore hippy hairboaters who used to catch air in their block-long Dancers to insane youngsters clattering tiny plastic boats down steep creeks with more rocks than water, Nealy is back and more useful and entertaining than ever. This book is perfect for beginners or the more experienced kayaker. You may break a rib laughing, but with Nealy holding your hand you'll be less likely to break a bone while boofing an insane rapid or maybe an entire waterfall.
Embrace the outdoors by becoming one of the 17 million people who participate in kayaking, one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities around. Kayaking presents the basics of the sport as well as the skills and knowledge required for becoming a successful paddler.
Expert instructors from the American Canoe Association provide you with
-practical guidance on gear and equipment selection, nutrition, fitness and stretching, water trail etiquette, and safety and survival skills;
-step-by-step paddling techniques for flatwater, river and whitewater, and sea kayaking, as well as instruction on more complex maneuvers and rolls;
-useful consumer, technique, and safety tips throughout the book; and
-Web-based resources to help you plan trips throughout the world and find paddling organizations and instructors.
Part I of Kayaking explains the background knowledge, fitness fundamentals, equipment and gear selection, nutritional needs, and safety and survival skills for a successful adventure. Part II helps build basic techniques, strokes, and maneuvers so you can embark on adventures of increasing difficulty. You'll find tips and instruction for the three most popular types of kayaking: sea, river, and whitewater.
This book also includes the Quick-Start Your Kayak DVD to reinforce the paddling strokes and safety information found in the book. It features videos of kayaking maneuvers, which will make anyone capable of learning the basics.
This introductory book teaches you the techniques and skills you need in order to enjoy your water adventure and then challenges those skills with more complex rolls and maneuvers. After reading Kayaking, you'll feel confident enough with your kayaking skills to test more challenging waterways and even plan overnight or extended trips with friends and family.
Kayaking is part of the Outdoor Adventures series. This practical series contains the essential information to help you get ready and go. The books in this series will prepare you with instruction in the basic techniques and skills so you can be on your way to an adventure in no time.