The Extraordinary Tale of Survival and Rescue in the Southern Ocean.
The dramatic rescue of Tony Bullimore in January 1997 was the exhilarating climax to one of the greatest survival stories of modern times. When Bullimore's yacht "Exide Challenger" capsized amid the icy vastness of the Southern Ocean, he had been at sea for two months, competing in the Vendee Globe round-the-world race. Sheltering in a tiny air-pocket in the upturned hull, some 2,500 kilometres from the south-west coast of Australia, he now prepared for his loneliest challenge.
'Saved' takes us deep into the trauma of Tony Bullimore's ordeal, as he unfolds the events of his own past against the dramatic events that, hour by hour for nearly five days, were speeding him ever closer to his fate. Despite losing the tip of his left little finger and suffering from hypothermia, dehydration and frostbite, he was in found in remarkable shape, having survived on a little chocolate, very little water and pure willpower. Pulsating adventure story and poignant autobiography, 'Saved' is the remarkable personal testimony of a true survivor.