Life on the Edge

Life on the Edge

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Once described by the actress, Joanna Lumley, as ‘the man with no fear’, Tristan Voorspuy spent his whole life living up to the legend. This book tells the story of a life lived on the edge of the Great Rift Valley – and one cut tragically short on Voorspuy’s own beloved Kenyan nature reserve in March 2017 when he was shot and killed by armed herders invading the land.

A donation per copy goes directly to the Tristan Voorspuy Conservation Trust.



Once described by the actress, Joanna Lumley, as ‘the man with no fear’, Tristan Voorspuy spent his whole life living up to the legend. Early stints in Northern Ireland and Germany with the Blues and Royals regiment were but a precursor to a life defined by his love of Africa, a life cut tragically short in 2017 on his beloved ranch, Sosian. From his epic motorbike ride from the UK to Cape Town, to extraordinary wildlife encounters and many death-defying light aircraft near misses, Life on the Edge paints a picture of a man determined to live life to the full.

It is also the story of compassion, conservation and, ultimately, tragedy. In the last two decades of his life, Voorspuy transformed the overgrazed and drought-blighted Sosian ranch in Northern Kenya into a celebrated game reserve, acclaimed tourist destination and successful cattle ranch. True to form, it was whilst defending this property that an unarmed Tristan, on horseback, was gunned down and killed, a murder that sent shockwaves around the world.


Adrian Dangar was a personal friend of Tristan Voorspuy having first met in Devon 30 years ago, and with his help later established Wild and Exotic, a travel company specialising in riding safaris and tailor-made journeys around the world. He has travelled extensively throughout Africa, South America and Asia on numerous writing and travel assignments, and is a regular contributor to Country Life, The Field Magazine and Horse & Hound. His first book, True to the Line (9781846892448), was published by Quiller in 2017. Adrian lives in rural North Yorkshire with his wife and family and enjoys fieldsports, travel and the countryside.

The book will also carry a Foreword from acclaimed explorer and conservationist, Robin Hanbury-Tenison, with a donation per copy to the Tristan Voorspuy Conservation Trust.

Book Specifications

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Sub Heading Tristan Voorspuy’s Fatal Love of Africa
ISBN 9781846892660
Author Adrian Dangar
Binding Casebound
Extent 272 Pages, 243x153mm
Illustrations Photographs
Ebook No
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