On Alone Against the North:

“Adam Shoalts, 21st century explorer, calmly describes the things he has endured that would drive most people to despair, or even madness…Rare insight into the heart and mind of an explorer, and the insatiable hunger for the unknown that both inspires and drives one to the edge…A 1st-hand look into the heart of a truly brave man.”
—-Col. Chris Hadfield, astronaut, International Space Station commander

“Doing things the easy way has never been my style. There is no adventure in that! In Alone Against the North, Adam Shoalts does nothing the easy way. He travels to places no one has ever seen before and as a result comes back with an amazing story. As gripping to read as it must’ve been exciting to live!”
—-Les Stroud, Survivorman

“Adam Shoalts is Canada’s Indiana Jones—portaging in the north, dodging scary rapids, plunging into darkness, and surviving to tell the tale.”
—–The Toronto Star

“Explorer Adam Shoalts’s remarkable solo foray into the quietly dangerous and mysterious Hudson Bay Lowlands is the kind of incredible effort that fosters legends.”                                                                                                                                                                                 ——The Winnipeg Free Press

“Shoalts’s love of nature, cool professionalism, and almost archaically romantic spirit draw us into his adventures….Shoalts is a knowledgeable and observant guide.”                                                                                                                                                                          —Quill and Quire

“The more layers you peel away, the more you begin to see the quick mind and quiet intensity that helps propel Adam Shoalts.”                   —Brian Banks, Canadian Geographic

“One could be forgiven for not instantly realizing the true nature of Adam Shoalts while passing him on the street…His strength is not an overgrown beard or a hulking build; it is an ironclad constitution and a persistence some might describe as madness.”                           —-Niagara Life Magazine

“Move over Jacques Cartier, Christopher Columbus, and Sir Francis Drake—Adam Shoalts is this century’s explorer.”
—–Hamilton Spectator

“(Shoalts is) A rare breed of woodsman.”                                                                                                                                                                          —–The National Post

“Anyone who thinks exploration is dead should read this book (Alone Against the North).”                                                                          ——–John Geiger, author, CEO of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

“It (Alone Against the North) is a story of brutal perseverance and stamina which few adventurers could equal.”                                            —Joe Patstone, Life in Quebec Magazine 

“Shoalts is a fearless adventurer…Alone Against the North is a rip-roaring yarn.”                                                                                                 The Great Canadian Bucket List

“While the book is a nail-biting chronicle of polar-bear encounters, brutal swarms of black flies and surprise tumbles down waterfalls, Shoalts also vividly describes an area of the country most of us will never witness.”                                                                                          —Metro (Toronto) 

“Keeping up with the Kardashian’s? Give me a break. Just try keeping up with this guy…”                                                                                —-Cabin14.ca Blog

“He (Adam Shoalts) is a strange and wonderful man.”                                                                                                                                               —-Jake Edmiston, National Post

“There’s no doubt Shoalts is a skilled woodsman and naturalist, able to survive the northern wilds with rudimentary equipment.”              —Canoe and Kayak magazine

“(Shoalts is)a research-obsessed solo explorer.”                                                                                                                                                               —Brian Banks, Canadian Geographic

“Adam Shoalts has captured the world’s imagination with his discovery of uncharted waterfalls.”
—–The Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

“I think it is a great discovery. In the age of Google maps, in 2013 someone is discovering something never seen by human eyes…it’s remarkable and exceptional.”
—–Christopher Storie, vice-president of the Canadian Cartographic Association.

“He’s a completely wonderful and unusual mix of erudition and action.”                                                                                                                   —-Anne Collins, Publisher, Random House Canada.

“His narrative is both humourous and honest, and at times intensely gripping.”                                                                                                  —St. Catharines Standard  

Near the summit of a mountain.
Shoalts near the summit of a mountain on a solo climb.