11 Dec 2017

Erling Kagge's quest for silence

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:09 pm on 11 December 2017

The list of accomplishments by Norwegian adventurer and publisher Erling Kagge is exhausting.  

In the 1990's, he walked with a partner to  the North Pole, then solo  to the South Pole and climbed to the top of Mount Everest.  He became the first person to achieve adventure's grand slam,  conquering the  three poles.  His quest was not just about adventure. On foot, with no radio walking across the frozen terrain of the South Pole he learn to embrace silence. 

In a noisy world where technology beckons us to respond to every ding of our cellphones, Kagge makes the case for quiet in his new book Silence: In the Age of Noise.

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