THE ART OF RESILIENCE BY ROSS EDGLEY
If there’s anyone that knows a thing or two about resilience, it’s Ross Edgley, the award-winning adventurer renowned for his gruelling athletic adventures. His most recent endeavour saw him become the first swimmer to circumnavigate mainland Britain, and lose parts of his tongue in the process. The epic 1,780-mile journey took Edgley through Arctic storms, jellyfish-infested waters and polluted shipping lanes – his tongue fell apart due to ‘salt mouth’, the effect of seawater build-up in the mouth and throat. Edgley has also run a marathon pulling a 1.4-tonne car and climbed a rope the height of Everest after living with Yamabushi warrior monks in Japan. Read this and you will not only start to understand the boundary-pushing psyche of an endurance athlete, but will uncover the secrets of mental fitness – for whatever challenge you face.
Out 28th May