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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Solo
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'On January 11th, 2007, Andrew McCauley set off from Tasmania in a sea kayak, aiming to be the first person to paddle the 1600 kilometres to New Zealand. It was to be the culmination of a lifetime of expeditions that had seen him awarded the coveted Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year and establish himself as one of the world's most respected and admired adventurers. A month later, New Zealand authorities received a garbled distress call from him. His kayak was spotted drifting and waterlogged just 80 kilometres from the New Zealand coast. His body was never found.

Vicki McAuley, Andrew's wife and the mother of his young child, has written an extraordinary book about her husband and his final voyage. Using Andrew's journals, his video log and Vicki's personal experience, the journey is brought vividly to life.

Solo is a love story, an adventure story and a heartfelt examination of what it is to feel most alive, even when brazenly tempting death. Not since Into Thin Air have we come closer to understanding the adrenaline surge of high adventure, and its tragic consequences.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 2010 .
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      Extent: ix, 372 pp.
      Description: illus., maps, ports
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 September 2010
      ISBN: 978140504013

Works about this Work

Untitled Sharon Athanasos , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 90 no. 2 2010; (p. 37)

— Review of Solo Vicki McAuley , 2010 single work biography
Call to Adventure too Strong to Resist Kathleen Noonan , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11-12 September 2010; (p. 22)
Untitled Lucy Clark , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 5 September 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Solo Vicki McAuley , 2010 single work biography
Untitled Lucy Clark , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 5 September 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Solo Vicki McAuley , 2010 single work biography
Untitled Sharon Athanasos , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 90 no. 2 2010; (p. 37)

— Review of Solo Vicki McAuley , 2010 single work biography
Call to Adventure too Strong to Resist Kathleen Noonan , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11-12 September 2010; (p. 22)
Last amended 3 Jun 2015 16:59:38
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    Pacific Region,
  • At sea,
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