Erling Kagge

Walking
  • Walking

  • Erling Kagge

    'After having put my shoes on and let my thoughts wander, I am sure of one thing - to put one foot in front of the other is one of the most important things we do.'

    From the bestselling author of Silence comes an illuminating examination of the joy of walking.
    From those perilous first steps as a toddler, to great expeditions, from walking to work to trekking to the North Pole, Erling Kagge explains that he who walks goes further and lives better.

    Walking is a book about the love of exploration, the delight of discovery and the equilibrium that can be found in this most simple of activities.

    'Erling Kagge is a philosophical adventurer - or perhaps an adventurous philosopher' - New York Times

    'Drawing on the experiences of Kagge's extraordinary life in wild places, this is a book of great concentration' - Robert Macfarlane, on Silence

Erling Kagge is an explorer who was the first in history to reach the 'three poles' - North, South and the summit of Everest. During these expeditions, he experienced extreme periods of silence - the longest being fifty days. He has since returned to Norway and searches for moments of silence amongst noisy family life and work as a writer and publisher. Silence is published in 33 languages.