"Let your soul touch the earth… go walking"
"The farther away I get, the more I see…"
"We are all linked to each other and we all have the same address… Planet Earth"
"The only way to survive three years of walking was to embrace the moment of now."
PRAISE FOR WILD BY NATURE
- "A vibrant epic, this wondrous book is, at its core, a story of resilience. Marquis is industrious, and I recommend this book to all people seeking to discover the massive magnitude of their own potential power. A triumph!"
- — Aspen Matis, Memoir bestseller
- "To walk alone, day after month after year, across vast stretches of this planet, is a stunning feat for anyone to survive. To do so as a woman--and one who dares to be ceaselessly aware of being female, human, and part of the natural order of life--is a unique and staggering accomplishment. Everyone who cares about internal courage should read this compelling book, and women especially may be surprised to encounter themselves here: in the story of this exceptional woman, there is also an Everywoman, waiting to be recognized and to inspire."
- — Robin Morgan, american Author, poet and activist
Wild By Nature
One woman - 10,000 miles on foot - 6 countries - 8 pairs of hiking boots - 3,000 cups of tea - 1,000 days and nights
Not since Cheryl Strayed gifted us with her adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail in her memoir, Wild, has there been such a powerful epic adventure by a woman alone. In Wild by Nature,National Geographic Explorer Sarah Marquis takes you on the trail of her ten-thousand-mile solo hike across the remote Gobi desert from Siberia to Thailand, at which point she was transported by boat to complete the hike at her favorite tree in Australia.
Against nearly insurmountable odds and relying on hunting and her own wits, Sarah Marquis survived the Mafia, drug dealers, thieves on horseback who harassed her tent every night for weeks, temperatures from subzero to scorching, life-threatening wildlife, a dengue fever delirium in the Laos jungle, tropic ringworm in northern Thailand, dehydration, and a life-threatening abscess.
This is an incredible story of adventure, human ingenuity, persistence, and resilience that shows firsthand what it is to adventure as a woman in the most dangerous of circumstance, what it is to be truly alone in the wild, and why someone would challenge themselves with an expedition others would call crazy. For Marquis, her story is about freedom, being alive and wild by nature.
National Geographic Explorer SARAH MARQUIS has been profiled in The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic. During the last twenty-three years, Marquis circumnavigated the globe on foot once and then stopped counting. She’s been covered for solo expeditions in many countries, such as Australia and South America, and her first long walk was the famous Pacific Crest Trail in the United States.