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    35 I have such a fascination with books set in places that are excessively cold and snow laden Not sure why that is especially since I don't really want to live in these places and due to health reasons will probab

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    The man felt like a speck in the frozen nothingness Every direction he turned he could see ice stretching to the

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    ”For scientific leadership give me Scott; for swift and efficient travel Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation when there seems to be no way out get on your knees and pray for Shackleton” Every time I see this photograph of Shackleton’s ship the Endurance frozen in the ice I get a chillOne of the most se

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    For the life of me I will never understand those people who are inclined to attempt what's never been done before even if it means putting th

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    THE WHITE DARKNESS is another absolute winner from author David Grann The photos in this book are fabulous and really add to the richness and history of Antarctica exploration British special forces soldier Henr

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    What is Antarctica other than a blank canvas on which you can seek to impose yourself?This is another incredible nonfiction work by David Grann I loved his previous book Killers of the Flower Moon so much that I will read anything by him So

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    45 stars rounded up This would have been an excellent book to read on January 1 reminding myself to pull up my bootstraps bombard the

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    I saw this book at my library and picked it up because I had read Grann's amazing Killers of the Flower Moon and

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    35 stars

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    My obsession with Antarctic explorers began when I was eleven and read The Great White South by Herbert Ponting the photographer on the 1911 Scott expedition As a girl I held a heroic idealization of Scott and his men freezing in their hut It seemed all so heroic then Later readings lowered Scott in my estimation Henry

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Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice He was also a man obsessed He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton the nineteenth century polar explorer who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot Shackleton never completed his journeys but he repeatedly rescued his men from cert. 35 I have such a fascination with books set in places that are excessively cold and snow laden Not sure why that is especially since I don t really want to live in these places and due to health reasons will probably never even get to visit I also find intriguing people who do dangerous and near impossible things I try to figure out the mindset of people who feel compelled to take these risks I m not very adventurous was so when I was younger but not to some extreme extentWorsley who idiolized Shackleton was a descendant of one of the men on his crew and was a British special Forces Officer With two other men also descendants of Shackletons crew set off to complete the journey in Antartica that Shackleton was unable to complete This mission would not be enough there would be another trip and then at the last when Worsley attempts to walk across Antartica on a solo tripThe writing is very detailed the pictures aid the reader along with the descriptions to feel as if they were at times along for the journey The book is rather short and moves uickly There are interesting touches of his personal life his wife son and daughter how they felt about his journeys uotes from Shackleton and a few brief mentions of Prince William presenting the men with a signed Union Jack flagA look at a brave man who felt compelled to accomplish the impossibleARC from Edelweiss

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Ton had failed in the most brutal landscape in the worldIn 2008 Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton's crew battling the freezing desolate landscape life threatening physical exhaustion and hidden crevasses Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back On November 2015 at age 55 Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous uest to walk across Antarctica alo. I saw this book at my library and picked it up because I had read Grann s amazing Killers of the Flower Moon and so I knew I wanted to read it It s short adapted from a New Yorker article he had published in February 2018 I don t read much non fiction but I occasionally do read stories like this about extraordinary feats of physical prowess that most people just think of as insane risk taking behavior Into the Wild Touching the Void Into Thin Air This is one of these books where a tough guy Henry Worsley who sees the Antarctic explorer Shackleton as his life mentor in courage in the face of impossible physical and mental challenges and forges himself into a kind of throwback to a generation of explorers Worsley who was a relative of someone who made an expedition to Antarctica with Shackleton in 2009 makes the trek with two others who were relatives of Shackleton s crew They make it Then he decides to try it solo several years later at the age of 55This is a fine short book featuring Grann s superb writing so if you might want to read about this but don t want to read a 500 page account this is the one for you With lots of pics of Shackleton s trip and connections to Worsley s trips This is a link to the original New Yorker article is Worsley s final broadcast from Antarctica on his solo trip SPOILER ALERT

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Ain death and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in historyWorsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions He was related to one of Shackleton's men Frank Worsley and spent a fortune collecting artifacts from their epic treks across the continent He modeled his military command on Shackleton's legendary skills and was determined to measure his own powers of endurance against them He would succeed where Shackle. What is Antarctica other than a blank canvas on which you can seek to impose yourselfThis is another incredible nonfiction work by David Grann I loved his previous book Killers of the Flower Moon so much that I will read anything by him So far every Grann book I ve read has been well worth my timeThe White Darkness is the true story of Henry Worlsey a British officer who became obsessed with Antarctica This book covers two of Worsleys treks to the South Pole one in 2008 and another in 2015 Both times he was attempting to follow in the path of the legendary Ernest Shackleton the 19th century explorer who tried to be the first person to reach the South PoleBesides being an amazing adventure story The White Darkness is also gorgeous to read filled with photographs showing the desolate beauty of the Antarctic Highly recommended to anyone who loves true adventure storiesOpening PassageThe man felt like a speck in the frozen nothingness Every direction he turned he could see ice stretching to the edge of the Earth white ice and blue ice glacial ice tongues and ice wedges There were no living creatures in sight Not a seal or even a bird Nothing but him

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