A 2640-Mile Hiking Adventure on The Pacific Crest Trail
A real-life adventurer. A gruelling pan-American trek. Will one Englishman dare to face his fears?
Short-listed for Outdoor Book of the Year by The Great Outdoors magazine.
Born traveller Keith Foskett had thousands of miles of thru-hiking experience when he prepared for his toughest challenge yet: a gruelling 2,640-mile hike from Mexico to Canada. In a six-month journey along America’s Pacific Crest Trail, he crossed the arid expanses of California’s deserts, the towering peaks of Oregon’s volcanic landscape, and the dense forests of Washington.
Battling phobias of bears, snakes, critters and camping in the woods after dark, can Foskett find new ways to achieve his ultimate goal when the worst winter in years bears down on the trail?
Shortlisted for The Great Outdoors magazine Outdoor Personality of the Year and Book of the Year multiple times, veteran storyteller Keith Foskett lets you join him for a trek across the greatest long-distance hiking trail on Earth. With witty humour, astute observations, and a delightful cast of characters, you’ll discover a compelling narrative that turns the travelogue formula on its head.
The Last Englishman is an extraordinary travel memoir by an experienced long-distance hiker. If you believe there’s more to life than work, yearn for new horizons and challenges, and believe in overcoming adversity, then you’ll love Keith Foskett’s tale of exploration.
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‘The Pacific Crest Trail is one of the most beautiful and diverse long distance trails in the world. The Last Englishman allows you to experience this amazing trail through the eyes of a thru-hiker. If you cannot take the time to hike the trail, then you should definitely take the time to read about it.’
– Jennifer Pharr Davis (Record holder for the fastest thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail)
‘An entertaining account of a walk along one of the world’s most challenging and spectacular trails.’
– Chris Townsend (Author, long distance hiker and TGO columist)
‘Off all the thru-hikers, Keith Foskett is the darnedess, do-or-die doggedest, and his book reflects not only his determination but also his appreciation of the Trail itself, the opportunity that put him on it and the hazards, human or otherwise, he met along the way. A fine read, entertaining, exciting and full of humour.’
– Ingrid Cranfield (Author: At Last Michael Reeves)
‘The Last Englishman takes you on a grueling walking journey on the Pacific Crest Trail. The characters read so much like a well-crafted fiction novel, it’s hard to believe they are the living, breathing people that exist in this world. Laugh (and cry) your way through the trials of wilderness walking, the elation of new friendships and the revelations of a life well embraced.
Take this walk with the author and be reminded of the importance and eventual hilarity of being truly alive… where the journey is all there is, and which leads you triumphantly back to yourself.’
– Kimberlie Dame (Author: All Who Wander-Living Outside of it All)
‘Fozzie is a grand adventurer and also a grand story teller. From rattlesnakes, snowstorms to all the interesting people he meets along his journey, this book will have you staying up late turning pages to see what happens next.’
– Teresa Dicentra Black (Author: One Pan Wonders)
‘It’s rare to find a book that captures the experience of long distance backpacking so well, and that is also fun to read. Fozzie’s account of his Pacific Crest Trail hike is educational, inspirational and hilarious. A must read for aspiring thru-hikers and outdoor adventure seekers.’
– Erik Asorson (Author: The PCT Atlas)