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The story of the record-breaking British expedition to the South Pole. This is written in diary form and builds tension while also reflecting on other madmen … sorry, adventurers. It’s gripping stuff.
The gripping story of the record-breaking British expedition to the bottom of the world.
On 28th December 2002, 27-year-old Tom Avery became the youngest - and fastest - Briton to reach the South Pole. Written in diary form, this chronicle of modern polar expedition retains as much of the drama and emotion that Tom and his three other team members experienced en route: the team's use of mini-parachutes that powered them across the ice; the breaking of no less than 17 ski-bindings on the journey; the privations of frostbite, altitude sickness and crevasse falls...
Tom Avery incorporates comparisons with other South Pole expeditions into his own, and the sense of other histories (Scott, Amundsen, Shackleton, etc) makes this an informative as well as a gripping tale of polar exploration.
'Told with huge enthusiasm and illustrated by some powerful pictures... A real-life adventure.'
'Anyone looking for a Christmas present for an adventurous male relative could do worse than select ...Tom Avery's dramatic account of a record-breaking journey '
CONDE NAST TRAVELLER
Publication date: 03/11/2005
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||3rd November 2005|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
The son of a City banker, Tom Avery has lived in Sussex, Rio de Janeiro and Paris. He attended Harrow school and his travels have led him to the Andes, Patagonia, and South and North Poles.More About Tom Avery