Recommended Summer Reads for Adventure Lovers

Summer is here and now’s the time to escape: to the beach, to the mountains or to the world of a good book!

As a team of adventure enthusiasts, we’ve always got a good adventure book on the go and we wanted to share some of our favourites with you.

So put the kettle on, pull up a chair and tuck into one of our top summer reads…

Into the wild, Jon Krakauer

Internationally bestselling author, Jon Krakauer, examines the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man who left civilization behind and walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness on a search for self-enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature.


Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome

Swallows and Amazons is the stuff of dreams for every child and every adult’s child within. In this adventure classic, the Walker children set sail for Wild Cat Island where they camp under open skies, swim in the lake and fish for their dinner. When they stumble across a couple of unwelcome pirates, so unfolds a summer of adventure.


In Patagonia, Bruce Chatwin

Fuelled by a lust for life and adventure and a remarkable gift for storytelling, Bruce Chatwin gives an account of his travels to the beautiful country of Patagonia. Enriched with exquisite descriptions, snippets of history and fascinating anecdotes, In Patagonia was an instant classic upon publication in 1977, and you’ll soon see why.


The Snow Leopard, Peter Matthiessen

Writer and explorer, Peter Matthiessen, set out with field biologist George Schaller to journey 250 miles through the Himalayas to the Crystal Mountain on the Tibetan plateau in the hope to see the elusive snow leopard. The Snow Leopard is not only a remarkable exploration of natural history but is an extraordinary account of an inner journey.