From the son of the bestselling authors of A Life on Gorge River and A Wife on Gorge River
On the West Coast of the South Island, past deep fiords, glassy lakes, forested valleys and snow-capped mountains, lies the Long family cabin. It was here that Chris Long spent the first seventeen years of his life, two days' hike from the nearest road.
In this heartfelt and captivating book, Chris describes childhood with nature on his doorstep: helping his father catch crayfish and his mother grow vegetables, dreaming of helicopter visits, playing with toys crafted from driftwood and jade, and learning to survive in the wild. It was a simple yet blissful upbringing that equipped Chris with the skills and resilience to seek new limits in the world beyond. Since leaving Gorge River he has travelled to over sixty countries and six continents from the Arctic to the Antarctic, encountering endangered wildlife, untouched environments, and people - like himself - from the remotest corners of the earth.
A vivid and awe-inspiring account of Chris's life so far, The Boy from Gorge River tells the story of how an extraordinary childhood shaped an extraordinary life.