201 x 253 x 28mm
Ernest Shackleton's journey across the Southern Ocean in the 'James Caird', a small keel-less lifeboat, and his determined trek on foot across the glaciers of South Georgia has long served as a lesson in leadership, as well as one of the greatest survival stories of all time.
Using the same equipment, eating the same unpalatable food, facing the same monster waves and desolate conditions, non-sailor Tim steered replica boat, Alexandra Shackleton, and its crew through storms , 80 kms an hour winds, and vile seasickness before then trekking across the inhospitable interior of South Georgia. In this book he writes candidly of what went wrong and what went right, what its like to test yourself to the limit in one of the last wildernesses on Earth.
Combining a thrilling adventure story with over 200 beautiful contemporary and historical photographs, this is a must read books for all Shackleton fans and lovers of epic tales.