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Amazon woman : facing fears, chasing dreams, and a quest to kayak the world's largest river from source to sea

Author: Darcy Gaechter
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Pegasus Books cloth editionView all editions and formats
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Part memoir, part feminist manifesto, Amazon Woman shows what incredible feats we are capable of and will encourage people, especially women, across all backgrounds and ages to find the courage and strength to live the life they've imagined. This 148-day journey began on Darcy Gaetcher's 35th birthday. She sold her successful outdoor adventure business, upsetting her partner and boyfriend of twelve years and getting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Darcy Gaechter
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darcy Gaechter
ISBN: 9781643133140 1643133144
OCLC Number: 1104472146
Description: xxiii, 224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
Contents: Losing Midge in the dam site --
The team --
But why do it? --
The source --
Don versus Midge round one --
Lies and half-truths --
Midge's escape --
Unconsciously entering the red zone --
The asháninka --
Legacy of the shining path --
The Midge wars --
Vollyeball with set me free --
We'll never make it --
Swimming in santarém --
Sticking it out with Midge --
Just out of reach --
The ocean --
What it all means.
Responsibility: Darcy Gaechter.

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An extraordinary and inspiring chronicle of one woman's harrowing journey to become the first female to kayak the entire Amazon River.  Read more...

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"Darcy Gaetcher navigates Class V whitewater and evades armed drug cartels while uncovering the deep and complex roots of her own passion for adventure. As the first woman to paddle the Amazon River Read more...

 
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