Race to the PoleBook - 2009
For the first time since Scott's ill-fated race to Antarctica against Amundsen in 1913, a handful of teams from around the world have been granted permission to race each other, on foot, across Antarctica - starting on New Year's Day and dragging their food, their tents (and their rubbish) with them. This time, however, two hard nut Norwegian teams will be up against double-Olympic Gold medalist James Cracknell and TV presenter Ben Fogle. In 2005 James and Ben rowed the Atlantic together (16 hours a day at the oars, for 50 days). This time, they tackle a challenge that is hard-wired into the British psyche: the race for the pole. And in a last-minute twist, they will also be taking with them a member of the public as their third team member.
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2009
Branch Call Number: Leased 919.89040922 Cra 3564
Characteristics: 346 p. :,col. ill., map ;,24 cm