on 28 May 2010
I love to read books on people who push the boundaries of human endeavour. Having read Books such as Lance armstrong's "its not about the bike"; Dean Karnazes "Ultramarathon man" and Ranulph Fiennes "Beyond the limits" I had somewhat become de-sensitized from these books and have found it difficult to experience that "Cant put down, Gripping" feeling. However having seen Lewis Pugh on T.v last year and hearing of his achievements I pre ordered his book and waited patiently. - I was not disappointed!!
"Achieving the impossible" reveals the traits of a man who could achieve anything he put his mind to. Experiencing his success and set backs really portrayed the character of the man well. It does seem impossible to believe his achievement throughout his life. He has a C.V to rival any man!
This book is a must read! and what makes it stand out ahead of the others is that he is modest and thankful for all the support he has received throughout his life. The book also displays an intelligent, ulterior message of the need to protect the environment whilst not detracting from the novel of the human polar bear.
Don't hesitate to read this book.
on 7 January 2011
I got this book after hearing about his swim in the North Pole in - 1.7 C. I had been struggling to swim in 12 C in the sea, so I was interested to see how he could do it!
He has done some amazing swims all over the world, Norway, South Africa, Antarctica to name a few, each time pushing his body and mind to the limit.
I really enjoyed the book and was a bit sad when I got to the end! He is truly an inspiration.