Tungsten John: The South Nahanni River by Foot and Bicycle
- 272 pages, 6×9 inches
- Price: $21 CAD · $21 USD
- ISBN: 9780921586708
- Date published: 2000-05-01
- Availability: in print & available
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About Tungsten John
The South Nahanni, one of North Americas wildest and most spectacular rivers, rushes through this park in the southwest corner of the Northwest Territories. John Harris and his partner, climber extraordinaire Vivien Lougheed, mount an expedition to this glorious but dangerous region.
Harriss conversational account builds momentum as the party follow in the footsteps of a pair of mysteriously and grotesquely despatched turnofthecentury prospectors. Will they end up bear fodder? Or just covered in blisters? The sheer thrill of roughing it in the bush permeates every page of this spellbinding adventure yarn.
The gems unearthed during Harriss archival spelunking, recounted with his trademark dry wit, help pace the hikers. Detailed trail notes written by Lougheed alternate with the narrative to make this a practical guide to hiking the South Nahanni region. Whether youre a seasoned explorer or just a fan of colourful, downtoearth outdoors stories, you will savour the tongueincheek travelogue that is Tungsten John.