They Lived to Tell the Tale
True Stories of Modern Adventure from the Legendary Explorers Club
Edited by Jan Jarboe Russell
Published by Lyons Press 2007
Living dangerously with the members of the world-renowned Explorers Club.
Want a glimpse of the world as few have seen it before? In They Lived to Tell the Tale, members of the world-famous Explorers Club share their spectacular journeys from the depths of the world’s oceans to the canopies of the Amazon rainforest to the dark vastness of outer space and all points in between. As we turn the book’s pages, we climb the highest mountains, slog through jungle swamps, crawl into spider-infested caves, trek across vast deserts, and gasp in astonishment at the sheer audacity of our guides. All from the comfort of our own living rooms.
These adrenalin-filled moments in the lives of the world’s most death-defying scientists, researchers, anthropologists, and explorers redefines any preconceived notions we might have about what exploration is. Captured here is the modern adventurer whose aim has shifted from thrill seeking for his or her own sake to protecting national treasures, preserving the planet, and making discoveries that will benefit the whole of humankind.
These incredible firsthand accounts, ranging from the remarkable to the captivating to the bizarre, are sure to become a memorable part of the exploration lore for generations to come.