“The best way to survive 36 months of walking were to embrace the minute of now.”―from Wild by Nature
Not since Cheryl Strayed gifted us with your ex adventure around the Pacific Crest Trail in her own memoir, Wild, has there been this kind of powerful epic adventure by the woman alone. In Wild by Nature, National Geographic Explorer Sarah Marquis takes you for the trail of her ten-thousand-mile solo hike over the remote Gobi desert from Siberia to Thailand, after which she was transported by boat to accomplish the hike at her favorite tree in Australia.
Against nearly insurmountable odds and relying upon hunting and her wits, Sarah Marquis survived the Mafia, drug dealers, thieves on horseback who harassed her tent each night for weeks, temperatures from subzero to scorching, life-threatening wildlife, a dengue fever delirium inside the Laos jungle, tropic ringworm in northern Thailand, dehydration, plus a life-threatening abscess.
This can be an incredible story of chance, human ingenuity, persistence, and resilience that shows firsthand how it’s to adventure being a woman inside the most dangerous of circumstance, what it’s to be truly alone within the wild, and why someone would challenge themselves with the expedition others would call crazy. For Marquis, her story is approximately freedom, being alive and wild of course.
National Geographic Explorer SARAH MARQUIS has become profiled in The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic. During the last twenty-3 years, Marquis circumnavigated the modern world on foot once and after that stopped counting. She’s been covered for solo expeditions in lots of countries, including Australia and South America, and her first long walk was the famous Pacific Crest Trail within the United States.