Declining to join Captain Robert Scott's ill-fated 1910-13 British expedition, Douglas Mawson instead led a three-man husky team to explore and claim 500 miles of Antarctica's coast. But the loss of Belgrave Ninnis and most of their supplies down a crevasse turned their trek into a nightmare. Mawson and Xavier Mertz were 320 miles from base with barely nine days' food—and only one of them would return. Grippingly told by Lennard Bickel, this is an extraordinary ordeal from the golden age of Antarctic exploration, and ultimately an inspiring tale of endurance.
This Accursed Land : An Epic Solo Journey Across Antarctica
Author: Lennard Bickel.