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BEYOND FEAR: A HARROWING JOURNEY ACROSS NEW GUINEA through Rivers, Swamps, Jungle, and the Most Remote Mountains in the World. Joel Kramer 1995 1st ed DJ as New
By Kramer, Joel
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CT, 1995, 1st ed. 211 pp, color photos. The inspiring and, at times, terrifying true story of a journey, against all odds, across 1,700 miles of the least explored terrain on Earth. The island of New Guinea has long been a land shrouded in mystery, living up to its ominous reputation as the "Land of the Unexpected". When Joel Kramer and Aaron Lippard, two young explorers from Salt Lake City, Utah, set out to cross the entire island of New Guinea without the use of motors, almost everyone told them it was impossible and that they would surely die.

To fulfill their goal, Joel and Aaron depart from Wewak on the north side of the island and travel in an inflatable kayak over desolate rivers and swamps. They must hike over the rugged mountains, choked by dense jungle, of the island's interior. They face man eating crocodiles that can ravage a human being in a death twirl in a matter of seconds; a relentless onslaught of deadly malaria-carrying mosquitoes and black flies; blood sucking leeches; ranging whitewater and whirlpools; and a Stone Age tribe of cannibals before they reach their destination of Daru on New Guinea's south coast. Hardcover, DJ, as New.


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