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'Frontier Climbing' in the Wild, Wild East (2018)
Book Chapter
Bott, E. (2018). 'Frontier Climbing' in the Wild, Wild East. In H. Saul, & E. Waterton (Eds.), Affective Geographies of Transformation, Exploration and Adventure: Rethinking FrontiersTaylor & Francis

This chapter explores certain tensions in the often contradictory and always subjective notions of 'adventures' and 'frontiers' in overlapping dimensions through the context of rock-climbing tourism in Li Ming in remote southern China. It also explor... Read More

‘You can never cross the same river twice’: climbers’ embodied quests for ‘original adventure’ in southern Thailand (2014)
Journal Article
Bott, E. (2015). ‘You can never cross the same river twice’: climbers’ embodied quests for ‘original adventure’ in southern Thailand. Tourist Studies, 15(1), doi:10.1177/1468797614550959. ISSN 1468-7976

This article presents ethnographic research into individual narratives of adventure in a small, undeveloped bay called Ton Sai in southern Thailand’s Krabi Province. Ton Sai is extremely popular with Western rock climbers and increasingly with other... Read More