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Bob Shepton is not your typical clergyman, and in this memoir he recounts some of his most extreme and hair-raising sailing and climbing escapades. With Forewords by Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Bear Grylls.

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Bob Shepton has been a Royal Marines officer, a Reverend in London's East End, a school chaplain, and is an ordained minister in the Church of England. He has made 14 Atlantic crossings and carried out some 60 first ascents of mountains in Greenland and Arctic Canada. He won the Yachtsman of the Year Award in 2014, and the Royal Cruising Club's Tilman Medal twice (the only person to do so), the Cruising Club of America's Blue Water Medal and the Piolet d'Or (an annual mountaineering award given by the French magazine Montaigne).


An entertaining story told by a genuine adventurer * Sailing Today *
You are going to enjoy this: a life, of adventure - surviving the war years on the far side of the world, sailing, climbing, ski mountaineering, in many different parts of the world. It is inspiring that a Reverend should stick his neck out in this way - battling Atlantic storms, losing a mast in Antarctica, sailing continually in the Arctic, making the first ascents of mountains, skiing across remote regions, climbing with world class climbers, and sailing through the North West Passage. As a Commando, Bob is clearly made of the right stuff! -- Bear Grylls
His expeditions have made over sixty first ascents of mountains and rock faces...all previously unclimbed, and he has been called 'the modern Tilman'. All this as well as being, and often in conjunction with being, a Reverend. It's an interesting and varied life; I commend it to you. -- Sir Chris Bonington * Foreword *
This is the uniquely interesting and colourful life of a Anglican clergyman turned adventurer. A wonderful true tale of adventure with a wide variety of people of all ages, in different parts of the world and over many years, stretching from the days of the British Empire to the present. A truly interesting book, which I definitely recommend. -- Sir Ranulph Fiennes * Foreword *

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