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WILD BY NATURE

From Siberia to Australia on foot 3 years alone in untouched territory

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SarahMarquis_WildByNatureSarahMarquis_SauvageParNatureSarahMarquis_Allein-durch-die-WildnisSarahMarquis_SelvaggiaI remember long summer afternoons, steeped in lightheartedness, traipsing freely through the woods. This same lightheartedness that one can’t acquire, but which we are given at the very beginning. Without being conscious of it, it becomes diluted in our system until it disappears completely, to the benefit of our rationality. Then one day, without a clear reason, you turn around and you contemplate it. Your sweet and young lightheartedness is there, threaded through your memories like an old black and white film. I remember the intensity with which I decided to begin my life. To fully understand my adventures, I should tell you that I never liked playing with dolls. My childhood teddy bear was a gray hippopotamus as big as I was. My friends understood me, and it was with them that I lived out the beginnings of what would become my existence. My parents didn’t worry or wonder about the interminable hours I spent with my dear friends the chickens, rabbits, dogs, cats, ducks, and sheep. I was about 8 years old and I couldn’t quench my thirst, both literally and figuratively. I could be found mouth to garden spigot, or kitchen faucet, or bathroom sink. I grabbed on to the faucet and, head thrown back, suckled from this imaginary wetnurse, letting the water enter my small body. Without stopping, I seized this precious liquid, I filled myself like a camel preparing for a desert crossing. I would catch my breath just in time to avoid creating a vacuum effect in my body. My life was nearly a daily adventure. I was the happiest little wild thing in the neighborhood, even if many things chaffed me. I wanted to understand. Even more, I wanted to discover everything without having to choose, without a goal, without preferences. Just “everything.” I couldn’t say if it was normal, but I daydreamed of other lands, other trees, other animals, of another place where shimmering colored birds dive through the air, where one meets animals that you have to call… wild. I never asked myself how I would do it. What I felt at the deepest level was a sensation so strong that it became self-evident. I was going to become a discoverer, more commonly called an adventurer.

DESERTS D’ALTITUDE

DU CHILI AU MACHU PICCHU 8 MOIS A PIED SUR LA CORDILLERE DES ANDES

DESERTS D’ALTITUDEPour Sarah Marquis, la vie est faite de rires, de magie, de lumière indescriptible, mais aussi d’épreuves frontales face à la faim, au mal d’altitude. Le condor sera son guide, le vent son ennemi, et le silence vous parlera dans les nuits étoilées du désert d’Atacama.« Le courage est l’essence qui se dégage de l’inconnu ». dit-elle. Elle réveille avec ses mots la « force de vie » qui sommeille en nous.Pour Sarah, la marche et la solitude ne sont pas des fuites, mais une façon de se connecter à l’essentiel. Et son regard, si différent, nous entraîne sur les hauts sentiers de cette cordillère mythique où plane encore la magie de l’Empire inca. Buy the book

THE DESERT HIKER

A 14,000 km on foot across the Australian outback.

L'aventurière des sablesReturned from my Australian expedition, my Aussie cattle dog d’Joe at my feet. I isolate myself in my little Swiss chalet in the Alps for months to create what would become my first book… “The desert hiker” became a bestseller. The pen of the author is unique and at once so organic. Sarah has the capacity to “snap” to the point so that you too, will remove your shoes to empty the sand in it…

L’EXTRAORDINAIRE DESTIN DE D’JOE

le chien australien

L'EXTRAORDINAIRE DESTIN DE D'JOETake a look insideA ce moment-là, voilà plus de 6 ans que d’Joe est arrivée dans ma vie. Je le sauverai dans une ferme australienne durant mon expédition 02 – 03. Il me suivra fidèlement durant plus de 10’000 km. En arrivant en suisse, il découvrit la neige qu’il apprit à aimer avec les années. Il m’accompagnera partout, en participant à mes entraînements, réunions, conférences, les gens sont  alors fascinés par sa personnalité sont parcours et se l’approprieront à leur façon. À tel point qu’on m’appellera pendant longtemps “ la femme au chien ”. “L’extraordinaire destin de d’Joe” a vu le jour suite aux nombreuses demande des fans de Sarah qui naturellement sont devenus ceux de d’Joe. La rencontre avec l’illustratrice Lydie Berney a concrétisé l’idée qui avait germé chez l’auteur. C’est ainsi qu’à vue le jour au mois de mars 2009 le premier ouvrage d’une trilogie. buy the book