WILDBOY: TO THE EDGE AND BACK
More Adventures Through Rugged, Remote New Zealand
A heart-stopping account of Brando ‘Wildboy’ Yelavich’s solo mission around Stewart Island – New Zealand’s harshest and most remote terrain.
Brando ‘Wildboy’ Yelavich stunned us all when he circumnavigated the entire coast of New Zealand completely on foot over 600 days. But he left out the hardest bit – Stewart Island.
Over 31 days, Brando took on one of the hardiest and most unforgiving parts of our wild country. And this time, completely solo.
Experiencing epic highs, the lows hit Brando just as hard. A notebook he carried along the way charts the brutality of the island’s landscape. Caught in a biting wind, with hail and snow swirling around, one entry begins: ‘Just in case this is the last thing I ever write, I want everybody to know how much I love them. This is my last hurrah – I enjoyed it all so much.’
To the Edge and Back is an exhilarating, nail-biting account of the Brando’s solo exploration of the Deep South. An adventure tale of grit and determination, practical survival guide and inspirational story about chasing your dreams, it’s the perfect read for any armchair adrenalin junky.
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The full story of Brando 'Wildboy' Yelavich's whirlwind tour of the coastline of New Zealand: 8000km almost entirely on foot. Extreme adventure, near misses, good sorts, and one beautiful country – Wildboy has it all!
Fast going off the rails and hanging out with the wrong crowd, Brando Yelavich, a plucky 20-year-old from Auckland's North Shore, decided he needed to change his life. He needed a mission. He was going to walk around New Zealand. Brando reached Cape Reinga on 23 August 2014 after a gruelling journey of over 8000 kilometres, traversed almost completely on foot over 600 days – the first time it had ever been done. It was an outlandish odyssey of physical and mental fortitude. He slept under the stars and lived off the land. He almost drowned on several occasions and experienced near-hypothermia. He gained 20 kilograms. But the transformation ran much deeper. As much for fans of Bear Grylls or Cheryl Strayed's Wild as it is for those of the off-the-grid outdoors Kiwi experience, WILDBOY is a ripping adventure story with an inspiring life change at its heart.
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