Take the ultimate endurance challenge! Adventure Racing is the complete guide to the skills, equipment, strategies, navigation, and nutrition used by the top adventure racers around the globe.
Start with the right gear to perform your best—even in desert, rainforest, and subzero environments. Then learn the skills for trekking, mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking, and mountaineering.
Insights on team strategy, use of support crews, map reading, and magnetic deviation will keep you on track. And the right fuel for changing conditions, medical know-how, and survival skills will keep you in the race.
Profiles and stories from the top races and adventure racers provide a taste of the exciting challenges of the sport. They'll inspire you to test yourself time and again in the most addictive team endurance sport on the planet.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Origin of Adventure
Chapter 2. The Adventure Racing Experience
Chapter 3. Thinking Through the Race
Chapter 4. Gear Inspection
Chapter 5. Adventure Racing Skills
Chapter 6. Tactics and Strategy
Chapter 7. Navigation
Chapter 8. Support Crews
Chapter 9. Fueling Your Body
Chapter 10. Medical Know-How
Chapter 11. Ten Amazing Races
"This is a thorough guide for all levels of athletes, especially those getting involved in adventure racing for the first time. Jacques and Lisa have left no stone unturned when it comes to preparing for and competing in an adventure race."
Editor, Adventure Sports Magazine
"If this book didn't contain any text at all it would still be well worth the price. Full-color from cover to cover, it illustrates some of the best adventure racing photography is the world.
"No other books gives you the "feel" of adventure racing through photographs as accurately as Adventure Racing. Authors Jacques Marais and Lisa de Speville explain the ins and outs of adventure racing in an easy to understand way."