Go to ex­tremes and win

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

We have two copies of ad­ven­turer Derek Grzelewski’s new book Go­ing to Ex­tremes: Ad­ven­tures in Un­known New Zealand.

The book is a com­pen­dium of ad­ven­ture writ­ing, from cav­ing to the wilds of south West­land, wreck div­ing and back coun­try ex­pe­di­tions. The sto­ries in the book were all pub­lished in ei­ther New Zealand Ge­o­graphic or the Smith­so­nian: Don Mer­ton’s re­mark­able res­cue of the kakapo, the sci­ence of avalanches, the hero­ics of vol­un­teer fire­men and sto­ries of in­di­vid­u­als in­clud­ing ac­ci­den­tal ex­plorer Alphonse Bar­ring­ton, Jean Bat­ten, Arthur Ly­di­ard and Kelly Tarl­ton.

The book is pub­lished this week to co­in­cide with the New Zealand Moun­tain Film Fes­ti­val, where Grzelewski was run­ning an ad­ven­ture writ­ing work­shop.

To en­ter email your name, ad­dress and phone num­ber to mir­ror@stl.co.nz with ‘‘Go­ing to Ex­tremes’’ in the sub­ject line. Win­ners will be drawn at ran­dom.

The book is the third by Wanaka-based Grzelewski. The pre­vi­ous two tales of fly-fish­ing in New Zealand are big sell­ers over­seas.


Derek Grzelewski train­ing his

per­sonal avalanche dog Maya.

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