No Such Thing as Failure

My Life in Adventure, Exploration, and Survival

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About The Book

If there's an adventure to be had, it's likely that David Hempleman-Adams has been there first.

Ranking alongside Ranulph Fiennes and Chris Bonnington in the pantheon of British explorers, David Hempleman-Adams is the first person in history to achieve what is termed the Adventurers' Grand Slam, by reaching the Geographic and Magnetic North and South Poles as well as climbing the highest peaks on all seven continents. But this feat is merely tip of the iceberg. Having reaching the summit of Everest on the more difficult north side and flown across the Atlantic in a an open wicker basket hot-air balloon, Hempleman-Adams is without question of the hardest, toughest, most fearless men to push the limits of human survival.

The question Hempleman-Adams is most often asked is, simply: what drives him on? Why risk frostbite pulling a sledge to the North Pole? Why experience the Death Zone on Everest? Why fly in the tiny basket of a precarious balloon across the Atlantic? Is it simply the case that he likes to push himself to the limits, or is there something more to it?

No Such Thing as Failure answers these questions and more, uncovering what drives arguably the world's greatest adventurer.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (April 28, 2015)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781632208118

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Raves and Reviews

“I admire David hugely. He is a true adventurer and this book shows the breadth and depth of his achievements. No Such Thing as Failure is an astonishing book, depicting an awe-inspiring life.” —Sir Ranulph Fiennes

“Gripping and inspiring—like the man himself!” —Bear Grylls

"Hempleman-Adams might well be one of the greatest explorers and survivalists the world has known. Written candidly, with an authentic style that effectively captures his voice and allows access to such an epically accomplished figure. A quick, entertaining read for armchair travelers and expert adventurers alike." —Library Journal

"[A] capable portrayal of resilience...surprisingly eloquent in its examination of solitude... For outdoor enthusiasts and those who admire feats of determination, No Such Thing as Failure delivers dramatic tension." —Foreword Magazine

“I admire David hugely. He is a true adventurer and this book shows the breadth and depth of his achievements. No Such Thing as Failure is an astonishing book, depicting an awe-inspiring life.” —Sir Ranulph Fiennes

“Gripping and inspiring—like the man himself!” —Bear Grylls

"Hempleman-Adams might well be one of the greatest explorers and survivalists the world has known. Written candidly, with an authentic style that effectively captures his voice and allows access to such an epically accomplished figure. A quick, entertaining read for armchair travelers and expert adventurers alike." —Library Journal

"[A] capable portrayal of resilience...surprisingly eloquent in its examination of solitude... For outdoor enthusiasts and those who admire feats of determination, No Such Thing as Failure delivers dramatic tension." —Foreword Magazine