As you enjoy the great outdoors on your next hike or walk, put on some headphones and listen to an audiobook. Audiobooks about outdoor enthusiasts will make you appreciate your surroundings and your own two feet even more. Here are five listens to try:
Steve House built his reputation on ascents throughout the Alps, Canada, Alaska, the Karakoram, and the Himalaya. In addition to mountaineering, many issues common to nonclimbing lifeâ€”mentorship, trust, failure, success, goal setting, heroes, partnershipâ€”are addressed in this gripping story.
Listen to an excerpt Beyond the Mountain
Barry Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor Native American/white kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world.
Listen to an excerpt The Calling
The true story of Holly FitzGerald and her husband, Fitz. During their yearlong honeymoon adventure of a lifetimeâ€”backpacking around the worldâ€”their plane crashes in Peru at a penal colony walled in by jungle, and their blissfully romantic journey turns into a terrifying labyrinth of escape and survival.
Listen to an excerpt Ruthless River
Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail. He tells its fascinating history and makes a moving plea for the conservation of Americaâ€™s last great wilderness. This book has become a modern classic of travel literature.
Listen to an excerpt A Walk in the Woods
For more outdoor listens, check out our collection of suggested audiobooks.