About the author

Miriam Lancewood
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Miriam Lancewood was born in a loving home in a small village in the Netherlands in 1983. With her two sisters she liked playing music and sports. She joined the scouting for nine years, and in the holidays they went camping in France. At the age of 13 she was discovered to have a pole-vaulting talent. After much disciplined training she became six times Dutch champion, and went to the Youth Olympic Games when she was 15.
It was a natural choice for her to study Physical Education. After completing her Bachelor-Degree she worked for a year in Zimbabwe, and then traveled to India – and in India she met her now husband Peter.
Peter had resigned from his job as university lecturer in New Zealand and had moved to India to live like a ‘modern nomad’. He had lived five years in India when they met.
Together they hiked over eight mountains ranges in the Himalaya, journeyed for years through South East Asia, including Papua New Guinea, and eventually they ended up in Peter’s home country: New Zealand.
Miriam worked for a while as a teacher, when they decided to give up all their worldly belongings and move into the mountains with a tent and bow and arrow.
They wanted to learn how to hunt&survive in the wilderness, and they wanted to find out what happens to the mind and body, when living in the beauty of the wildest nature on earth.
Miriam Lancewood
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