Race to the Pole Race to the Pole

Race to the Pole

Conquering Antarctica in the world's toughest endurance race

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Publisher Description

New Year's Day, 2009. Somewhere on the bottom of the world, six teams of adventurers and explorers have gathered to race one another, on foot, to the South Pole. It is the first time that anyone has undertaken such a race in almost a hundred years; the first time since the great Norwegian, Roald Amundsen, beat Captain Scott to the same goal in 1911.

The stakes are high, as double-Olympic Gold-winning medallist James Cracknell and TV presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle must contend with hidden crevasses, frostbite and the favourites to win: a team of teak-hard former soldiers from Norway, trained in Arctic warfare. Temperatures as low as minus 45 degrees Celsius lie in store for the teams as they attempt to ski across 800 kilometres of unforgiving, icy wilderness, pulling behind them sledges laden with equipment, tents and food.

Race to the Pole is a rip-roaring 'boy's own' adventure packed with excitement, humour and even a few tears. But with just a few months to learn to cross-country ski before the start, and with national pride at stake, can Ben and James re-write history and beat the Norwegians?

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2009
11 December
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pan Macmillan
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Prof Happy ,

Britain vs Norway

James and Ben Train for a journey
to the South Pole. They recruit a third team member who months later has to pull out due to work commitment.
A very tough journey is ahead.
Full of drama.
Excellent read.

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