For fifteen years, Kirkby navigated an uncertain and uncommon path, embarking on some of the most challenging expeditions the world has to offer. Whether it’s gun fights and crocodile attacks while running Africa’s Blue Nile Gorge or rescuing a fallen sherpa on Mount Everest, Kirkby shares the excitement, doubts, and insights of a life lived on the edge.
“It’s history. It’s photography. And it’s a rip-roaring good read.”
— Victoria Times-Colonist
“A winning combination of thoughtful and thrilling, philosophical and harrowing.”
— Vancouver Sun
“A fast-paced read, filled with near-calamitous events, bruises, blisters, bribes to local officials, and occasional gunfire.”
— Quill & Quire