One Woman, One Kayak, One Continent
by Joe Glickman
Fearless is the story of Freya Hoffmeister, a forty-six-year-old former sky diver, gymnast, marksman, and Miss Germany contestant, who paddled alone and unsupported around Australia - a year-long adventure that virtually every expert guaranteed would get her killed. She was determined not only to survive the 9,420-mile trip through huge, shark-infested seas, but to do it faster than the only other paddler to have completed the circuit, twenty-seven years earlier.
Journalist and expert kayaker Joe Glickman follows Freya's 332-day voyage, including the daring 350-mile open-ocean crossing that shaved three weeks off her trip. In the end, he says, "Her vanity and pigheadedness paled next to her nearly superhuman ability to master fear and persevere."
"Fearless is a compelling read about Freya Hoffmeister's 2009 circumnavigation of Australia. Author Joe Glickman intertwines the story of a dangerous and difficult year-long adventure with an unflinching look at The Woman in Black, arguably the most accomplished and enigmatic kayaker on the planet."
8" x 5.5", 224 pages, 8 pages of photographs
-- Sea Kayaker Magazine