153 x 234 x 17mm
The Classic Story of the First Single-Handed Voyage to Antarctica.
David Lewis set sail from Sydney on 19 October 1972, and with the exception of a brief stop at Stewart Island, he didn't make land again for fourteen and a half weeks. Mountainous seas, constant gales, snow storms and freezing temperatures plagued the trip. And then, 2500 miles from Antarctica, 'Ice Bird' capsized and was dismasted. What started as high adventure became a struggle for survival. Further disasters were to follow.
Remarkably, David not only reached the Antarctic peninsula, but having repaired h is boat, sailed solo for a further ten weeks to reach Cape Town.
This is one of the great true sea stories of the twentieth century. It's a tale of human endurance, a testimony of one man;'s will to overcome almost anything and everything - physical and psychological - to stay alive.