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Author Glickman, Joe.

Title Fearless : one woman, one kayak, one continent / Joe Glickman.

Imprint Guilford, Conn. : FalconGuides, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    797.1224 GLI    Available
Description 197 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Note Includes index.
Summary "Fearless is the story of Freya Hoffmeister, a forty-six-year-old former sky diver, gymnast, marksman, and Miss Germany contestant, who left her twelve-year-old son behind to paddle alone and unsupported around Australia--a year-long adventure that virtually every expert guaranteed would get her killed. She was determined not only to survive the 9,420-mile trip through huge, shark-infested seas, but to do it faster than the only other paddler to have completed the circuit, twenty-seven years earlier. Journalist and expert kayaker Joe Glickman follows Freya's 332-day voyage, including the daring 350-mile open-ocean crossing that shaved three weeks off her trip. In the end, he says, 'Her vanity and pigheadedness paled next to her nearly superhuman ability to master fear and persevere.'"--P. [4] of cover.
Subject Hoffmeister, Freya, 1964-
Women athletes -- Biography.
Sea kayakers -- Biography.
Sea kayaking -- Australia.
Voyages and travels -- Australia.
ISBN 9780762772872

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