If you’re a lover of the outdoors, you probably enjoy taking any opportunity to get out there and experience nature. While that’s a wonderful lifestyle to have, the fact of the matter is that sometimes we just can’t experience the outdoors as much as we’d like. Perhaps it’s due to inclement weather, or maybe we have other obligations we have to take care of first. Whatever the case, it can be frustrating when we look forward to having outdoor adventures and can’t due to unforeseen circumstances. Luckily we have ways of transporting ourselves to awesome outdoor environments even when we’re trapped in our homes. One of these options is to read a great book about the outdoors. Here are a few great books on the outdoors to check out in 2022.
National Geographic: The National Parks, An Illustrated History – Kim Heacox
This book is an inspired tribute to America’s national parks. The author takes you on a magical journey through the parks, where she learns about the history of the country’s cultural and natural treasures. She also shares the stories of an amateur diver who came across a Civil War treasure and the first female park ranger.
The book showcases the most amazing natural and cultural treasures of the country, including the Gettysburg battlefield, the Great Lakes, and coral reefs. It also features a variety of photographs from National Geographic. The combination of these images and the author’s knowledge of the parks make this book an ideal read for anyone who’s passionate about the outdoors.
No Shortcuts To The Top – Ed Viesturs
The story of the main character, who is a renowned mountaineer, is told in a triumphant and captivating manner. In the opening scene of the book, the protagonist is on his way to becoming the first American to climb all 14 of the world’s highest mountains. He nearly gets thrown off the mountain when he and his friend get caught in an avalanche.
Throughout the book, Viesturs talks about the sacrifices he made in order to achieve his dream. He also talked about the experiences he had during his career, such as his first climb up the Pacific Northwest’s peaks, and his final climb up the Himalayas’ Annapurna mountain.
Rising: Becoming the First North American Woman On Everest – Sharon Wood
In this memoir, the author talks about her experiences climbing Mount Everest, and she shares her journey of overcoming her limitations. She was part of a team that tried to reach the summit of the mountain in 1986. The goal of the team was to try and reach the summit and help Sharon become the first North American woman to do so.
During this time, there was also a team on the mountain that had the same plan, but with Annie Whitehouse, another North American woman. This fast-paced memoir is an ideal read for anyone who enjoys reading about the outdoors.