With the progression of the ever-changing modern times comes two phenomena regarding man’s connection to nature. One is his very longing for it, and the other being that he uses modern means to reconnect to it — in evermore sophisticated though rugged ways. The book The Outsiders: New Outdoor Activity gloriously captures that very essence, serving as an image guide or vision portal to the outdoor activity for the modern man who longs for photo-worthy adventure. Many key outdoor gear manufacturers and their big players highlight their journeys and ideas, as well as pro-outdoor athletes, photographers and designers, Patagonia’s Vincent Stanley, designer Geoff McFetridge, surf photographer Chris Bukard and champion free skier Ane Enerud, just to name a few. The perspectives of these bike builders and mountain climbers serve as photo-narration, with a preface from a man who has literally reached new heights, Erling Kagge — the first person to ever reach the North Pole, South Pole and the summit of Mt. Everest. Sheesh, talk about a slacker. Stay gold, nature boy. Gestalten’s 272 pages image-heavy hardcover is edited by designer and recent frontiersman-of-Norway, Jeffery Bowman. Book coming soon to American release for $60.

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