Over millions of years, humans have had the ability to adapt and change to different circumstances. In the past it was an adventure to survive, these days humans can control their environment and surroundings. Are humans neglecting their ability to adapt and change? Simon Yates explores that and other questions in an autobiographical narrative following numerous mountaineering expeditions and looks at the role adventure plays in our lives and the effect it has on them.
Simon Yates has climbed extensively in the Himalayas and the Andes, and travelled through India, Kazakhstan and Australia. His first book, Against the Wall, was runner-up for the Boardman Tasker Award for mountain literature.