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In the Land of White Death: An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic

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In 1912, six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Russian navigator named Valerian Albanov embarked on an expedition that would prove even more disastrous. In search of new Arctic hunting grounds, Albanov's ship, the Saint Anna, was frozen fast in the pack ice of the treacherous Kara Sea-a misfortune grievously compounded by an incompetent commander, the absence of crucial nautical charts, insufficient fuel, and inadequate provisions that left the crew weak and debilitated by scurvy. For nearly a year and a half, the twenty-five men and one woman aboard the Saint Anna endured terrible hardships and danger as the icebound ship drifted helplessly north. Convinced that the Saint Anna would never free herself from the ice, Albanov and thirteen crewmen left the ship in January 1914, hauling makeshift sledges and kayaks behind them across the frozen sea, hoping to reach the distant coast of Franz Josef Land. With only a shockingly inaccurate map to guide him, Albanov led his men on a 235-mile journey of continuous peril, enduring blizzards, disintegrating ice floes, attacks by polar bears and walrus, starvation, sickness, snowblindness, and mutiny. That any of the team survived is a wonder. That Albanov kept a diary of his ninety-day ordeal-a story that Jon Krakauer calls an "astounding, utterly compelling book," and David Roberts calls "as lean and taut as a good thriller"-is nearly miraculous. First published in Russia in 1917, Albanov's narrative is here translated into English for the first time. Haunting, suspenseful, and told with gripping detail, In the Land of White Death can now rightfully take its place among the classic writings of Nansen, Scott, Cherry-Garrard, and Shackleton.

Synopsis:

Beretning fra 1914 om 14 mænds forsøg p at redde sig i land fra skibet "Saint Anna" som var frosset fast i isen i Karahavet.

About the Author

Valerian Albanov was born in 1881 in Voronezh, Russia, and graduated in 1904 from the Naval College of St. Petersburg. Despite his harrowing voyage aboard the Saint Anna, he continued going to sea until his death in 1919.

Jon Krakauer is the bestselling author of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1998.

David Roberts is the author of over a dozen books on mountaineering, exploration, and archaeology, including, most recently, True Summit. His work regularly appears in National Geographic Adventure, Smithsonian, and Outside, among other publications.

Table of Contents

Why I left the Saint Anna — Preparations for the sledge expedition — Last day on board the Saint Anna — Over the polar ice pack — Death of sailor Bayev, futher discouragement, exhaustion — Drifting southward — Land ho! — Alexandra land — Fateful journey to Cape Flora — Cape Flora, Jackson and Ziegler's camp — Preparing to winter over at Cape Flora — Ship ahoy! — Leaving Franz Josef Land.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679642312
Subtitle:
An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic
Publisher:
Modern Library
Author:
Albanov, Valerian
Author:
Alʹbanov, Valerian Ivanovich
Author:
Alʹbanov, Valerian Ivanovich
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Arctic regions
Subject:
Discovery and Exploration
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
History-Polar Regions
Subject:
History-Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Travel-Polar Regions
Subject:
History : Polar Regions
Subject:
History : Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Travel : Polar Regions
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Journeys
Subject:
Exploration-Arctic
Subject:
Nature Studies-Arctic and Antarctic
Subject:
Travel Writing-Exploration
Subject:
Travel Writing-Arctic and Antarctic
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2000
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
205

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Arctic and Antarctic » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

In the Land of White Death: An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic
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