In 1992, Deborah Shapiro and Rolf Bjelke undertook a perilous voyage from Sweden to the Antarctic expressly to spend the winter there in their 40-foot sailboat, frozen into an isolated anchorage.
For their extraordinary journey, they prepared with months of hard work and meticulous planning. And when winter descended, they found what they went for: to be alone with the last great wilderness on earth. Through them, we experience fiery sunsets on snow and ice, mountains rising from mist, ethereal aquamarine ice caves. They met adversity with equanimity: destructive waves from capsizing icebergs, unexpected dunkings through thin ice, whiteouts, days on end in which the shrieking of the wind made conversation impossible, and 60-knot storms at sea.
Told with grit, humor, and poetic insight, Time on Ice is a first-class tale for the sailor and armchair adventurer alike.
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They pound across the Atlantic again, challenging their boat to make sure it can withstand a polar winter, then head south to lock themselves into the ice. They tell their story in alternating voices, a chapter at a throw. Bjelke concentrating on the nautical details while Shapiro takes the breezier tack, pleasuring in the colors and contours of place, delighting in the wealth of wildlife and the '200 nuances of morning light.''From the Back Cover:
To the early mapmakers it was Terra Incognita, and it remains a remote, brooding presence, more mythical than real, its mystery only deepened by the legENDary journeys of Shacleton, Amundsen, and Scott. Answering the siren's call, Deborah Shapiro and Rolf Bjelke pushed their sailboat into the depths of an Antarctic winter, accepting complete isolation to experience the sublime majesty of earth's last great wilderness.
TIME ON ICE recounts their three-year, 28,000-mile odyssey, meticulously planned and boldly executed by two experienced and resourceful sailors. Surviving whiteouts, hurricane-force winds, battering seas, and capsizing icebergs, they found what they were seeking: a wild, untamed, yet fragile beauty reserved for the few who an ENDure it. What they have brought back to share with us its magical. With color photos by the authors.
"Eloquently captures what must be the ultimate in sailing adventures... Time on Ice opens the door to a world that even few sailors will ever experience." San Diego Log.
"Sailors and nonsailors alike will thrill to the armchair adventure awaiting them in Time on Ice." Portsmouth (NH) Herald.
"A story in the pure and ENDuring spirit of discipline and adventure. Right out of the annals of Slocum and Chichester..." 48 Degrees North.
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Book Description International Marine Publishing, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0071353224
Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional Book Group, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2000. Soft Cover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Reprint. 290 pages - Two Swedish adventurers sail to Antarctica in their 40-foot sailboat and spend an arduous winter there. Bookseller Inventory # 304169
Book Description International Marine Publishing, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-003-42-6427006
Book Description International Marine Publishin, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110071353224
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