Rick Ridgeway - Life Lived Wild
Join The Country Bookshop in welcoming author Rick Ridgeway as he talks about his outdoor explorations and the making of his book, Life Lived Wild.
The event will be held at The Pilot event space on Friday, July 15th at 6pm.
Due to limited space, registration is required on ticketmesandhills.com
Rick Ridgeway calculates that he has spent over five years of his life sleeping in tents. Those nights taught him to “distinguish matters of consequence from matters of inconsequence” throughout the rest of his life. From the first American ascent of K2 to the first known traverse of Borneo, Ridgeway reflects on his journey from outdoor adventurer to unlikely environmental activist. In telling the stories of 26 expeditions to the most remote regions of the world, his newly released memoir chronicles his shift from someone fascinated by wild places to someone dedicated to saving them. Life Lived Wild features a colorful cast of characters, including Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Yvon Chouinard, Tom Brokaw and others.
Called "the Real Indiana Jones" by Rolling Stone, Ridgeway recently retired from Patagonia where he served as VP of Public Engagement. Today he chairs several climate change nonprofits, including One Earth. Life Lived Wild is his seventh book. He was just awarded the 2022 Explorers Club Medal.
A life worth living is lived at the edges where it is wild
At the beginning of his memoir Life Lived Wild, Adventures at the Edge of the Map, Rick Ridgeway tells us that if you add up all his many expeditions, he's spent over five years of his life sleeping in tents: "And most of that in small tents pitched in the world's most remote regions." It's not a boast so much as an explan