From Snow to Ash
by Anthony Sharwood
Hachette Australia, $32.99
Walkley Award-winning journalist turned adventurer Anthony Sharwood decided that after 17 years working at major news publications it was time to clear his mind.
Solo-trekking along the 660-kilometre Australian Alps Walking Track, Sharwood documents his journey across the country's most gruelling and breathtakingly beautiful mainland hiking trail.
He finds himself walking through knee-deep summer snow, reaches the peak at Mt Kosciuszko and straddles the Murray River with one foot in New South Wales and one in Victoria.
Written with humour, honesty and historical insight, From Snow to Ash will inspire many to grab the walking poles and hiking boots.