12 Adventures and one Ghost (Innbundet)


Aleksander Gamme

Norwegian title: 12 eventyr og et spøkelse
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2015
Pages: 240
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202477943
Overview 12 eventyr og et spøkelse

In this book, Alexander Gamme has brought together a significant collection of stories of his many adventures. Like many other famous Norwegians, he has dashed ahead on skis.

Among other things, he was the first man to do the world's longest ski journey, to the South Pole and back, alone and without back-up support. With a companion, he has cycled across the Sahara desert on a tandem, a trip not without complications. He also has extraordinary achievements in the heights. Using his training as a parachutist, he recently jumped from a cluster of helium balloons at 12,000 feet. As a mountaineer he has many towering peaks of achievement, including Mount Everest. He also takes us deep underground in narrow caves in Nordland, on horseback as a gold-digging cowboy on Dovrefjell and to noteworthy base jumping pranks in West Virginia. We also hear about his time as a spice merchant in Marrakesh.

Alexander's accounts of his adventures are always unpredictable and amusing. His talent for reflecting and philosophising about both big and small questions adds colour to the experiences and will challenge and inspire the reader.

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