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The crossing of Antarctica

Vivian Fuchs

The crossing of Antarctica

the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1955-1958

by Vivian Fuchs

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Published by Cassell in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Previous edition published, London: Cassell, 1964.

Statementby Sir Vivian Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hillary ; edited by Andrew Scotland.
ContributionsHillary, Edmund, Sir, 1919-, Scotland, Andrew.
The Physical Object
Pagination138 p.,ill ;
Number of Pages138
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18338545M

COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle . Colin O'Brady is attempting a world first - A solo, unsupported, unaided crossing of antarctica. Harkening back to the turn of the 20th century, humans have been trying to cross the continent of Antarctica. Everest has been conquered, oceans have been sailed, rowed and even paddle boarded across solo - however, from the time Shackleton first.

  books include The Conquest of Everest (winner of the History Award at the Banff Mountain Festival), The Crossing of Antarctica and Across the Arctic Ocean. He is the author, with Kari Herbert, of the bestseller Explorers' Sketchbooks/5(13). Text, maps, diagrams and superb photographs by George Lowe (of Everest) combine to make this record of the crossing of the vast wastes of Antratica not only an important testament to scientific investigation and man's intrepidity, but exciting armchair adventure. The two leaders of the expedition- working to a central goal, give their individual accounts of the two years .

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The Crossing of Antarctica Hardcover – January 1, by Sir Vivian Fuchs (Author), Sir Edmund Hillary (Author)/5(4). The Crossing of Antarctica.

“A story of courage and enterprise, of endurance and cheerfulness, that will stir the hearts and minds of young people of all ages for generations to come.” – Sir Edward Appleton FRS, in The Scotsman/5(4).

The Crossing of Antarctica Hardcover – January 1, by Hillary. Fuchs, Sir.4/5(1). The Crossing of Antarctica Hardcover – by Vivian Fuchs (Author), Edmund Hilary (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating4/5(1).

“A captivating chronicle of the first successful crossing of the Antarctic continent, this [is a] remarkable visual and personal testimony of a polar expedition that rewrote the history books, and an epic journey of endurance and fellowship in the wildest of places.” - “A well-written narrative of the ended.”/5(5).

Bowermaster is co-author with Will Steger of the original book Crossing Antarctica, and now its 20th anniversary edition published by Menasha Ridge Press. He writes on his Web site, “ when I think of that grueling, seven-month-long expedition perhaps the biggest change has been to the continent itself/5(9).

The Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Epic Journey That Fulfilled Shackleton's Dream. The year is the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition, which aimed to complete the first crossing of Antarctica/5.

The Crossing of Antarctica is a remarkable visual and personal testimony of a polar expedition that rewrote the history books and an epic journey of.

The Impossible First is Colin O'Bradys memoir of his mile solo and unassisted crossing of Antarctica. Wow, Wow, WOW. This memoir is crazy inspiring. I was completely blown away by Colin's perseverance throughout these pages. The journey across Antarctica was such a mixed bag of emotions.

I found myself laughing, gasping and crying - happy /5. Every so often a book breaks through the ice crust, and 'The Crossing of Antarctica' is one of these.

This wonderful volume is a photographic record of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition the pictures have been reproduced excellently/5(9). Crossing Antarctica. An account of the International Trans-Arctica expedition chronicles the attempts of six adventurers from different nations and backgrounds in their quest to cross the 3, miles on foot.4/5.

explorer, he coauthored the book The Crossing of Antarctica (). Fuchs later ran the British Antarctic Survey (–73), and in his autobiography, A Time to Speak, was published. He was knighted in Written: A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Colin O’Brady’s awe-inspiring memoir spans his triumphant recovery from a tragic accident to his gripping mile solo crossing of Antarctica.

Prior to Decemberno individual had ever crossed the landmass of Antarctica alone, without support and completely human powered. About this book. The first crossing of Antarctica in /58 by the Trans-Antarctic Expedition, led by Sir Vivian 'Bunny' Fuchs, was one of the twentieth century's great triumphs of exploration.

O’Brady, 33, covered the final miles of his mile journey without sleeping and became the first person ever to traverse Antarctica from coast to coast solo, unsupported and unaided by wind. Looking at a map of Antarctica, you might wonder how O’Brady’s mile route can be considered a crossing of “the entire continent,” as he calls it, since it appears to start and end.

The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition Fuchs, Sir Vivian and Hillary, Sir Edmund Published by Little, Brown and Company ().

Bowermaster is co-author with Will Steger of the original book Crossing Antarctica, and now its 20th anniversary edition published by Menasha Ridge Press. He writes on his Web site, “ when I think of that grueling, seven-month-long expedition perhaps the biggest change has been to the continent itself.4/4(1).

The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition View larger image. or view our freely available titles. Synopsis This illustrated book tells the full story of the Commonwealth Transantarctic Expedition, completed when the two groups, who traveled the last miles together, reached Scott Base 99 days Pages: FIRST EDITION OF FUCHS' AND HILLARY'S CROSSING OF ANTARCTICA, INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR AND ANTARCTIC EXPLORER VIVIAN FUCHS IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION TO A FAMOUS POLAR GLACIOLOGIST, CHARLES SWITHINBANK, AND SIGNED BY THE GLACIOLOGIST ON FUCHS' EXPEDITION, HAL LISTER.

FUCHS, Sir Vivian and HILLARY, Sir Edmund. The Crossing of Antarctica. Earlier explorers had book deals, of course; but the obligation of fulfilling one is more apparent here, as neither author have the literary talent of a Robert Scott.

This may be why there have been no further editions of The Crossing of Antarctica since It seems it appeared only once in hardcover, in U.K. and U.S. editions.The Crossing of Antarctica provides a dynamic history of the Heroic Age expeditions and the emergence of adventure photography.

A stellar array of polar experts also reflects on Antarctica and the meaning of true exploration, including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Peter Fuchs, Jonathan Shackleton, Sebastian Copeland, Geoff Somers, Ken Blaiklock.Crossing Antarctica by Will Steger and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at