Ice Tracks - Today's Heroic Age of Polar Adventure - Angie Butler
For little more than 100 years the Arctic and Antarctic have inspired some of the greatest stories ever told. Tales of daring and dash, triumph and tragedy. since the time of Borchgrevink, Scott, Shackleton, Nansen and Amundsen, everything yet nothing has changed.
Ice Tracks is a unique book which brings together for the first time the accounts of our greatest present day Polar adventurers in the pursuit of glory. Their expeditions across the two poles have demanded extraordinary bravery, and unimaginable privation and, not least, sometimes a little luck,
No less heroic, ordinary men and women have set out into that same inhospitable, unpredictable and spell binding "ends of the earth" to face their demons and achieve personal goals. This is their story too.
Ice Tracks lays bare today's Polar world. It inspires and informs and points the would-be Polar adventurer in the right direction. No iceberg is left unturned.
For the rest, who would rather leave the 100mp kebatic winds, temperatures of minus 60 centigrade, crevasses and towering pressure ridges to the more adventurous souls, curl up in front of the fire and enjoy a ripping good read.
Paperback. 160pages, in full colour with over 70 photographs, maps and drawings
Was £14.95. Special Dundee Heritage Trust price £6.99