Overlander by Alan Brown


Seeking freedom and challenge, Alan Brown plots an epic coast-to-coast trip through the wild interior of the Highlands, eschewing roads, creature comforts and high-tech gear. With curiosity and an open mind, he explores landscape, nature, history – and his own resilience.

Escalante's Dream by David Roberts

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In late July 1776, fathers Francisco Atanasio Domínguez and Francisco Vélez de Escalante set out from Santa Fe to chart a route to the new Spanish missions in California. In this adventure-history, David Roberts travels the Spaniards’ forgotten route, using Escalante’s first-person report as his guide. Blending personal and historical narrative, he relives the glories, catastrophes and courage of this desperate journey.