If you enjoy true travel adventures, (unsanitized for your protection), join us for another escapade as Brandon and his wife set off on foot for a 1200 mile odyssey across the Alps.
Some might call it "Schadenfreude on steroids."
Over the Top & Back Again is the first Via Alpina thru-hike travel narrative published in English, with 53 photos, maps and custom illustrations by Ken Plumb. It provides a humorous first-hand preview for those who dream of making a similar journey themselves--on foot or maybe just in their mind. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This book starts with a cliffhanger -- literally. Brandon is desperately hanging on to a thin rope, dangling over a long, long drop. After that, anyone would want to read on. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Dr. Robert Rich
This guy is not a writer. Suggest he read "On Writing" by Stephen King, then spend as much time practicing writing as he did hiking. Even then I have my doubts. Read morePublished on July 27, 2012 by Just Asking
This book reads like a diary I might have kept as a teenager: endlessly fascinating and important to the writer, but tedious drivel when read years later. Read morePublished on March 18, 2012 by SHP
If you've ever dreamed of hiking the Alps or just want to experience the sheer joy of reading about it, this book details a long trek on the Via Alpina. Read morePublished on July 1, 2011 by Arlene L. Buklarewicz
There is nothing quite like trekking 'with' Brandon Wilson and his wife, Cheryl. I treasure each and every book Brandon Wilson has written. Read morePublished on March 21, 2011 by MAHINA
Brandon and Cheryl, please take us with you, in your backpacks! It's the only way you'll get us to do something as crazy!!!Published on January 29, 2011 by Peacewalkers
Author Brandon Wilson convinces his faithful wife to go another adventure with him, this time hiking along the Via Alpine a relatively new trail system that crisscrosses the Alps... Read morePublished on January 10, 2011 by Neville Tencer
It's like Jazz...with a back beat and syncopated steps...out of time (and space at times)...
Climbing those mountains with Brandon and Cheryl... Read more
I wanted to like this book, really! It should have been much more gripping. What's there in terms of factual information is useful, I imagine, to someone contemplating the same... Read morePublished on December 27, 2010 by Prunella P.