Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey: Herbert, Wally & Huw Lewis-Jones
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Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey

Author(s): Herbert, Wally & Huw Lewis-Jones

Copyright: 2015, UK
Specifications: 1st, 4to, pp.240, photo frontis, 85 color & 68 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, map eps, blue cloth
Condition: dj w/ slight rubbing, else dj & cloth new

On February 21, 1968, Wally Herbert and his team of three companions and forty huskies set out from Point Barrow, Alaska, embarking on a journey that no one had ever attempted. Sixteen hard months later they finally set foot once more on solid land in Spitsbergen, having attained the North Pole and crossed the frozen Arctic Ocean for the first time. Traveling and living on ice that was in continual motion, sometimes buckling and breaking beneath them, they had endured extreme cold and months of winter darkness, and faced frequent encounters with polar bears. Though their achievement was overshadowed by the Apollo moon landing, it stands today as one of the greatest expeditions of all time. This features an impressive team of expert commentators (Victor Boyarsky, Ranulph Fiennes, Martin Hartley, Kari Herbert, Erling Kagge, Peter Otway, Borge Ousland, Geoff Renner, Dmitry Shparo, & Cecilie Skog) and is illustrated with stunning photographs. This is similar in format to Lewis-Jones’ two other photographic books – ‘The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent’ and ‘The Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton’s Dream’. This book weighs 3.25 pounds.

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