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Cecil Kuhne

Cecil Kuhne is the editor of two previous anthologies on adventure travel, On the Edge and The Armchair Paddler. A former whitewater rafting guide, he has also written nine books about rafting, kayaking, and canoeing. He lives in Dallas.

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Near Death in the Arctic
Edited by Cecil Kuhne
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2009
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27937-8 (0-307-27937-5)

“The fine snow choked his eyes, ears, and throat, and he did not hear his own smothered death cry. Down in cold blackness, 150 feet down, his falling body smashed into a projecting ledge of ironclad ice. With the shattered remains of his sledge, with the doomed dogs, Belgrave Ninnis plunged... Read more






Near Death in the Desert
Edited by Cecil Kuhne
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 2009
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27936-1 (0-307-27936-7)

“The night was heavy with foreboding. The rain, which had been spitting down on us during the late afternoon, grew heavier. It hurled into our faces, borne by a wind that was now gusting between the dunes at full force. . . . It was the worst storm we had encountered... Read more






Near Death on the High Seas
Edited by Cecil Kuhne
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2008
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27934-7 (0-307-27934-0)

“The wind was blowing at hurricane strength-sixty-five knots and over-and increasing in the gusts to eighty knots. His boat was surfing on waves as high as a sixty-foot, six-storey building. . .Each wave that struck choked and froze him, the icy water working its way down inside his survival suit.” —from... Read more






Near Death in the Mountains
Edited by Cecil Kuhne
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 2008
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27935-4 (0-307-27935-9)

“He wrapped the rope around his body, got ready to rappel and leaned back. Standing about five feet from him, I heard a sharp scraping, Suddenly Ed was flying. I could see him fall, wordless, fifty feet free, then strike the steep ice below…he was sliding and bouncing down. He passed... Read more





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