I'm halfway through this book and wanted to post because if you're looking for a Christmas gift, I think this would be a great choice.
Fiennes is an Artic and Antarctic adventurer. He recounts his attempts to cross the Artic and Antarctic wastelands. His mental endurance is astonishing. He tells us that many of the early polar explorers and their crews went mad because they had to spend months trapped in remote regions, isolated and in total darkness, waiting for the right weather conditions to make their attempts.
Here's a quote from my reading last night. They are nearing the north pole -
'One morning...the wind blew at a steady 45 knots... the wind chill factor was -120c and the natural liquid in our eyes kept congealing...'
That's just a taster! I'll post my full review soon.
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