" Being thoroughly alive to the truth of this principal, I am also thoroughly ashamed of owning up to such adventures as we have had for they always reflect either on me, or the companions whom I have chosen, and therefore on me indirectly.
By keeping steadily in view the two maximums, "better safe than sorry" and" do in Rome..." Dr. Anderson and I managed to conduct for nearly five years a satisfactorily monotonous expedition and one the interest of which, so far as it has any interest, is in having attained the results which we set out to attain.
But we did have some adventures, and the star part of one of them fell to me, August 16....-Vilhjalmur Stefansson
like I stated in my addendum, We are using the word in the original literary sense and not the watered down casual use of the word, but people conveniently ignored that.
It you want an adventure I also added HYOH.
I recommend the books by Jon Krakauer - "Into the Wild" and "Into Thin Air". if you want an old fashioned Adventure story.