What an extraordinary account of 2 men’s journey across the Atlantic. Pretty much unprepared for this life changing challenge of the Atlantic Rowing Race, Ben Fogle and James Cracknell did not even know each other that well when they embarked on this journey. This book tells in raw detail the experiences they went through, highs and lows, near death experiences, blisters and sores, tears and laughter. This is a real story of endurance and courage and keeps you gripped from the first page to last.
When James Cracknell and Ben Fogle decided to compete in the Atlantic Rowing Race, they thought they knew what awaited them: nearly three thousand miles of empty ocean, stormy weather and colossal physical stress. But as the security of dry land became a distant memory, the sheer enormity of what they had undertaken became apparent: Winning the race was going to be the least of their worries.
Forty-nine days later Cracknell and Fogle were the first pair of rowers to cross the finishing line. They had pushed themselves physically, psychologically and emotionally to the limit. They had survived without water rations, lost the few clothes they had, capsized, hallucinated, played games, wept, fought, grew beards, nursed blisters and rowed a staggering 2,930 miles.
The Crossing is the extraordinarily honest account of James and Ben's epic race, one that forced both men to face the truth about themselves and each other.
'An incredible test of physical and mental endurance.' - Daily Mail
'This brutally honest, tears-and-all account of their adventure is a fascinating insight into how much this was a colossal mental as well as physical challenge.' - Health and Fitness Magazine
'A non-stop journey which pushed the men to their limits.' - Independent
Publication date: 10/05/2007
Publisher: Atlantic Books
|Publication date:||10th May 2007|
|Author:||James Cracknell, Ben Fogle|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Travel,|
James Cracknell won gold rowing medals at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and the Athens 2004 Olympics and holds three world records. He writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph. His first book, James Cracknell's No Gym Health Plan was published in April 2006. Ben Fogle was made famous by the BBC's Castaway programme and is now a TV presenter, his shows include Country file and Animal Park. His first book, The Tea Time Islands was published in 2003. His latest book, Offshore, was also published in April 2006.More About James Cracknell, Ben Fogle