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  • The Philosophy of an Explorer

  • 16 Life-Lessons from Surviving the Extreme
  • By: Erling Kagge
  • Narrated by: Atli Gunnarsson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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The Philosophy of an Explorer

By: Erling Kagge
Narrated by: Atli Gunnarsson
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Surviving extreme conditions can teach us to lead a fulfilled life. No one knows this better than Erling Kagge, who was the first man in history to reach all of the Earth's poles by foot - the North, the South and the summit of Everest. In The Philosophy of an Explorer he brings together the wisdom and expertise he has gained from the expeditions that have taken him to the limits of the earth and of human endurance.

In 16 meditative but practical lessons - from cultivating an optimistic outlook, to getting up at the right time, to learning to take pleasure in the small things and comfort in solitude - Erling Kagge reveals what survival in the most extreme conditions can teach us about how to lead a meaningful life. Wherever we may be headed.

©2019 Erling Kagge (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"Erling Kagge transforms and consoles us." (Alain de Botton)

"Erling Kagge is a philosophical adventurer - or perhaps an adventurous philosopher." (New York Times)

"A delightful book that explores the strange land between getting out of bed in the morning and reaching for the moon." (Tristan Gooley)

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