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    Going to Extremes
    Going to Extremes

    Adventures in Unknown New Zealand

    . . . the extreme is where life is lived to its fullest . . . where evolution takes place, where growth occurs, where we test ourselves and are tested.


    From Derek Grzelewski, the acclaimed author of The Trout Diaries and The Trout Bohemia, Going to Extremes tells eleven fascinating stories of New Zealanders – some forgotten, some ‘elite’, some ‘ordinary’ – achieving amazing things. Here the extreme can be found in anything from diving, caving, alpine climbing, and saving endangered species, to maritime rescue and pioneering aviation. The common thread is the inner fire, the passion and the commitment.

    As Grzelewski discovers, some of the most extreme adventures and heroic deeds happen in our daily lives, and often pass unnoticed. If you doubt that, he says, visit a spinal recovery unit. Or join the fire-fighters’ training programme. It will redefine your idea of extreme, as it redefined his.

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