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This is the dual biography of a couple whose lives embraced a range of adventure on land, sea and mountain, in peace and in war. The author portrays them as the most accomplished travelling and adventuring couple of the 20th century. Miles Smeeton has written nine books including "Once is Enough", "Because the Horn Was There", and "The Sea Was Our Village", which earned him the reputation of adventurer, sailor, conservationist and storyteller. As a young army officer in 1934, he fell in love with the Commanding Officer's wife - Beryl Boxer - during a 6000-mile overland journey from India to England. At that stage she had already travelled alone across four continents on foot and horseback. After the war, they mountaineered and sailed, cruising the oceans under sail, before settling in the Rockies in 1969 to spend their last 20 years breeding endangered Canadian wild animals.
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Miles Clark was a writer/photographer and former features editor of Yachting Monthly. In 1981 he led a Cambridge research expedition to Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands—seaking evidence for the existence of a marine mammal positively identified by the early explorers and 200 years later by Miles and Beryl Smeeton—for which he was awarded the Scientific Exploration Society's Bish Medal. A keen offshore yachtsman, he lived in Northern Ireland. Miles Clark died in 1993.From Publishers Weekly:
Miles and Beryl Smeeton were perhaps the most adventurous couple of the 20th century. Separately and together, they traveled around the world by boat and on foot along some of the most dangerous routes, trekking across China and sailing around Cape Horn. While the couple wrote several travel books, little has been written about their lives. Writer and photographer Miles Clark, who died in 1993, documented the couple's adventures in High Endeavours: The Extraordinary Life and Adventures of Miles and Beryl Smeeton, first published in Canada 10 years ago and now being released in the U.S. The biographical portrait incorporates some of the couple's own writings.
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