The Pants Of Perspective: One woman's 3,000 kilometre running adventure through the wilds of New Zealand (Anna's Adventures) Paperback – 8 July 2017
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently bought together
More items to explore
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
"A thrilling coming of age journey that'll make you yearn for adventure" - RUNNER'S WORLD
"Beaming with limitless positivity and ambition" - WOMEN'S RUNNING
”A story that inspires others to blaze a trail." - THE GUARDIAN
"She's rough, she's tough, she's Anna McNuff!"- PAUL ROSS, TALK RADIO
"This is travel with a difference... Anna McNuff is one of the most influential travellers of our time" - CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER
About the Author
Anna is an endurance athlete, adventurer and self confessed mischief maker. Once upon a time she represented Great Britain at rowing, but after ‘retiring’ in her mid twenties, she began darting around the world on the hunt for new and exciting endurance challenges. Named by The Guardian as one of the top female adventurers of our time, Condé Nast Traveller also recently included her in a list of the 50 most influential travellers in the world. She also also the UK ambassador for Girl Guiding.
On a mission to find the limit of her own potential, she aims to help others unlock theirs too.
ANNA'S ADVENTURES TO DATE
In 2013 Anna cycled a beautiful Pink bicycle 11,000 miles through each and every state of the USA, from Alaska to Hawaii. Pedalling up to 130 miles a day for 6 months, solo and unsupported, she encountered blizzards, floods and temperatures as low at minus 15C.
In January 2015, with no previous experience as a long distance runner, Anna set out on a 2,000 mile run along New Zealand’s Te Araroa trail. Travelling alone for 148 days, she moved through forests, along ridge-lines, over mountain passes, along beaches and across swollen rivers. Running up to 32 miles in a day, she carried all of her belongings in a backpack that was often as heavy at 20kgs. By June 2015 she had become the first person, male or female, to run then length of the country entirely unsupported.
In October 2016, Anna began a journey to cycle along the spine of the largest mountain range in the world: The Andes. By the time she returned to the UK in April 2017 she had pedalled through some of South America’s most remote and inhospitable regions, and ascended over 100,000 metres on a bike – more than 11 times the height of Everest.
Much closer to home, she has also spent a month cycling across Europe directed entirely by social media. As you do.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Thanks Anna, for putting this part of your life onto paper so that people like me - who for one reason or another may never manage to get to the wonder that is New Zealand - can live vicariously through your adventures. Good luck with your future challenges.
Top international reviews
Man bekommt Lust auf Neuseeland und es liest sich einfach abenteuerlich spontan und Anna's quirlige Art spring aus jeder Seite. Ich hätte mir ein paar mehr Karten und Fotos gewünscht und habe beim Lesen öfters mal gegoogelt. Eine spannender lustiger Reisebericht!
She's a great adventurer and she talks about her successes and failures on the trail, her ups and downs, very honestly, taking us with her on her adventure. But she also has something that many other adventure books lack - the human component. She loves people. They love her back. And that enriches both her travels and her storytelling. Every woman and man out there who has an adventurous streak and likes challenges will love this book. I have both, have traveled quite extensively and have had adventures of my own, and I really found in her book moments and situations that reminded me of feelings I went through. Including deep, deep contentment.
Plus, anyone who runs the Hadrian Wall dressed as a Roman or the Jurassic trail as a dinosaur has a sense of humour that must be shared with the world. The Pants of Perspective is refreshing and inspiring in every way.
Mich hat lange kein Buch mehr so gefesselt!
Danke Anna 🙂
Can't wait to hear about your next adventure.
Written in a clear flowing style. I wondered about this track and how it might be to walk it. Now i know. Thanks.