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Pole to Pole by Michael Palin
  

Pole to Pole

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Palin’s second journey finds him spending five months travelling from Pole to Pole. He also chose great year to travel as 1991 saw the breaking of the USSR and apartheid ending in South Africa and Michael finding himself in the midst of these fascinating changes. As Michael says himself this is a warts and all account as it’s taken directly from his diaries. Feel his pain and joy in this epic journey across the globe.

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Pole to Pole by Michael Palin

'The cracked and fissured ice-pack offers no comfortable reassurance - no glimmer of any reward to the traveller who has made his way to the top of the world. The Arctic Ocean, known to the Victorians as the Sea of Ancient Ice, stares balefully back as we descend towards it, reflecting nothing but the question: Why?'

Michael Palin's adventure begins when he is enrolled in the Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society...

Travelling by train, truck, raft, Ski-Doo, barge, balloon and bicycle, Michael Palin experiences every extreme the world has to offer. Braving the cold grip of the Arctic Circle, and the swirling snowstorms of Spitsbergen, Palin has to cope with friendly locals, occasional gunfire and his own unruly digestive system before he can finally stand in Scott's shoes at the South Pole, in the Land of the Midnight Sun.

About the Author

Michael Palin

Michael Palin established his reputation with MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS and RIPPING YARNS. His work also includes several films with Monty Python, as well as THE MISSIONARY, A PRIVATE FUNCTION, an award-winning performance as the hapless Ken in A FISH CALLED WANDA and, more recently, AMERICAN FRIENDS and FIERCE CREATURES. His television credits include two films for the BBC's GREAT RAILWAY JOURNEYS, the plays EAST OF IPSWICH and NUMBER 27, and Alan Bleasdale's GBH.

He has written books to accompany his six very successful travel series, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, POLE TO POLE, FULL CIRCLE, HEMINGWAY ADVENTURE, SAHARA and HIMALAYA. He is also the author of a number of children's stories, the play THE WEEKEND and the novel HEMINGWAY'S CHAIR.

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Publication date

5th March 2009

Author

Michael Palin

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Author's Website

www.palinstravels.co.uk/

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Travel
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Travel writing

ISBN

9780753823262

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