Sixteen pragmatic reflections on how we can go further, achieve more, and live better, from one of the world's greatest explorers.
Erling Kagge is a Norwegian explorer who was the first in history to reach the 'three poles' - North, South and the summit of Everest. He now lives in Oslo where he runs a publishing house. He is the author of multiple books, including Silence, which is published in 38 languages, and Walking.
His wisdom will soothe and awaken * Fearne Cotton *
An author for our noisy times, full of a rare and deeply redemptive languor and perspective * Alain de Botton *
A wonderfully deft Swiss army knife of a book. One really feels the hard won wisdom at the book's heart, the graft and nouse of life lived in arctic extremis. Kagge's preternatural energy, warmth and sagacity shine - a cool-headed polar philosopher to treasure! * Dan Richards *
A delightful book that explores the strange land between getting out of bed in the morning and reaching for the moon * Tristan Gooley *
As an explorer Erling Kagge is world class; as a writer he is equally gifted
A marvellous human being * Chris Evans *
Essential survival and life lessons from polar explorer * Foyles newsletter *
Silence braces a space within which we can hear ourselves think. Quietly, wisely, it makes a case for dumbing the din of modern life, and learning to listen again. Drawing on the experiences of Kagge's extraordinary life in wild places, this is a book of great concentration