Aimé Tschiffely had an unlikely dream: to ride 10,000 miles from Buenos Aires to New York City.
In April 1925 he set out on his epic journey with two native Argentine horses called Mancha and Gato. The trio traversed the Pampas, scaled the Andes and struggled through the crocodile-infested rivers of Colombia and the jungles of Panama. After two harrowing years, the man who had originally been labelled 'mad' by the press was accorded a ticker-tape parade when he rode triumphantly through the streets of New York.
This sumptuous new edition of SOUTHERN CROSS TO POLE STAR will introduce a travel-writing classic to a new generation of readers.