‘Braving it’ by James Campbell

This is an extraordinary account of a father and daughter’s journey to Alaska.  The daughter is just fifteen but wants to go on this adventure with her father to help the father’s cousin build a cabin. It has wonderful descriptions of Alaska and the wildness that goes with it.

I had some mixed emotional feelings about this book especially when they return to Alaska to canoe the river Hulahula in the very remote  Artic.  It was extremely dangerous and life threatening in a number of instances.  The author and his daughter both seem to love the danger aspect. I respect their love of the wild and especially Alaska.

The book is well written and allows the reader to come along on some incredible adventures that otherwise wouldn’t ever experience.


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