The Rucksack Man
Sebastian Snow Hodder and Stoughton, 1976
A masochist, but a funny one, British adventurer Snow walked from the tip of South America through the continent northwards to cross the Panama Canal, his line of demarcation. His 2001 obituary explains some of the details of the aftermath of the long walk, not contained in the book.
Never accepting a ride, marching at a furious pace burdened by heavy gear and always low on water, Snow was lucky to survive. His mighty will drove him on. The photograph of his feet after months on the road is unforgettable.