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Below are books authored by Colin Mortlock, founder of The Spirit of Adventure Foundation.

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The Adventure Alternative by Colin Mortlock (2015) Adventure Alternative

First published in 1984, this is now recognised as a global classic.  

Now reprinted, this simple yet delightfully clear explanation of adventuring in wild Nature, followed by the subsequent effect of such experiences on personal growth.

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Pure Adventure in Wild Nature by Colin Mortlock (2018)

On Easter Sunday 2017, the Sunday Times carried the unusual headline "Kids Need Danger". This referred to an artical by Dame Judith Hackitt, who had recently stepped down after eight years as chairwoman of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

On that same day, the Press Association announced, "The chairwoman of the HSE said, " Coping with risk and danger is crucial to a child's education and should become a key part of the school curriculum."

"...beautifully expresses the crucial elements of education out of doors and the values which are so obviously in decay in recent decades." Pete Allison

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Sunlight on a Fragmented Anxious World by Colin Mortlock (2017)

A call to action to save democracy through knowing what is naturally best about being human.  The key message is that we are neither separate from nor superior to wild Nature - We are Nature.

"Beautifully written...a book of immense importance in our modern world of materalism, industrialism and consumerism." (Foreword by Satish Kumar)

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The Spirit of Adventure by Colin Mortlock (2009)

“It is quite possible that The Spirit of Adventure will be the most important book you will ever read. If not, it should be. A bold statement, but one which I believe to be true. Why? Because it deals with the most fundamental question facing anyone who breathes: How best should I live my life?”

— Kev Reynolds, mountaineer & travel writer

Every human being has a story to tell. This book has been written describing the author's passion for life and especially for adventure in wild Nature. He describes vivid experiences that have shaped his thinking and led him to ask serious questions about the meaning of life itself. 

Much of the book is concerned with the need to live according to conscience. This central section deals with values, virtues and wisdoms. Later chapters look at seminal topics such as Beauty, Music, Mystery & God, Love & Friendship and the challenge of living in 'the Now'.

The final chapters discuss the radical changes in attitude that may be needed by individuals in their own lives, as well as those working in education, government and business in order to address some of the destructive forces facing society today.

Many quotations have been used throughout the text and at the end of the chapters to support the views being given. The quotations may also stimulate further thought.

“Even though this book is highly personal, its messages are global.”

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Available to buy now: £14.50 + postage (£3.50 UK, £9.50 EU, £21.00 World)

 

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Upcoming Publications

‘Global Survival’ - monograph by Colin Mortlock (due 2021)

‘Towards Pure Adventure’ - Colin Mortlock's autobiography (due 2021)

The Spirit of Adventure Foundation is a registered charity no. 1138110.