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Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

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On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface.

Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, “Which one are you?”

This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. It is illustrated by a trove of Frank Hurley’s famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States.

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His two companions dead, food and supplies vanished in a crevasse, Douglas Mawson was still one hundred miles from camp.

About the Author

David Roberts is the winner of the Prix Méditerrané and the grand prize at the Banff Mountain Book Festival. He is the author of The Mountain of My Fear and Deborah. He lives in Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393240160
Author:
Roberts, David
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Polar Regions
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
24.384 x 16.51 x 3.048 mm 0.718181818181818 kg

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