By: Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Paperback, 561 pages.
Pub: National Geographic
Size (roughly): 5" x 8" x 2"
National Geographic Adventure Classics is a new series that celebrates the "100 greatest adventure books of all time," as compiled by a panel of experts for National Geographic Adventure. This title has been carefully selected for its "adrenaline quotient" and its status as a classic of the adventure genre.
When Robert F Scott appealed for men to join his 1911 expedition to the South pole, Apsley Cherry-Garrard was one of thousands who volunteered - and the youngest among the handful who were selected. Scott and one party fought their way to the Pole, only to die on the return trip. Cherry-Garrard and two companions set off on the "worst journey in the world" - a search for the never-before-seen breeding grounds of the emperor penguin. Cherry-Garrard was also a member of the search party that ultimately discovered Scott's frozen body along with his last notebook entries. Drawing from the journals of expedition members and his own experiences, Cherry-Garrard crafted this richly detailed account of an extraordinary expedition. His dramatic, poignant, deeply personal memoir of this Antarctic epic of triumph and tragedy has been renowned as a classic for almost a century.
Series Editor Anthony Brandt is an expert in adventure literature and the book columnist for National Geographic Adventure. He has written for Men's Journal, GQ, Esquire, the New York Times Magazine, and many other publications.
"One of the three who made the 'worst journey,' the only survivor now tells us the thrilling story in full." - Times Literary Supplement
"A great book of Antarctic exploration" - New York Times
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