The Adventure Gap
The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors is equal parts adventure story, history, and inspiration. Written by James Edward Mills, The Adventure Gap chronicles the first all African-American summit attempt on Denali, the highest point in North America.
The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) sponsored and organized the team of nine climbers ranging in age from 17 to 65, who challenged themselves on the dangerous and forbidding Alaskan peak in the summer of 2013.
Mills uses this momentous climb as a jumping-off point to explore diversity in the outdoors. His own story of being a black man in the predominately white outdoor industry also provides a touchstone for understanding the question, "Why don't more people of color participate in outdoor recreation?"