The Worst Journey in the World (Explorers Club Classics)

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The story of Scott's last expedition to the Antarctic, from its departure from England in 1910 to its arrival in New Zealand in 1913; it is one of the most famous and tragic in the annals of exploration. Driven by an obsession for scientific knowledge, these brave polar explorers embarked on a journey into the unknown, testing their endurance by pushing themselves to the ultimate physical and mental limits as they surveyed the striking and mammoth land, which lies far to the south. Cherry-Garrard was himself a member of the expedition, which had two goals: to discover as much as was scientifically possible about the terrain and habitat of Antarctica, and to be the first to reach the South Pole. The party was plagued by bad luck, weather conditions of unanticipated ferocity, and the physical deterioration of the party on the last part of the journey. Confronted by the shattering knowledge that Roald Amundsen had reached the South Pole a month before them, Scott's party then had to negotiate the last, heroic part of their journey, a doomed attempt which has entered modern mythology. The Worst Journey In The World is the inside story of this most famous of journeys and is truly one of

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"'The Worst Journey in the World is to travel what War and Peace is to the novel... a masterpiece'" (New York Review of Books)

"The best polar book there is" (Observer)

"Probably the best adventure yarn ever published" (Independent)

"Remains the masterpiece of heroic travel" (The Times)

"The finest book ever written about Antarctic exploration as well as a great literary classic" (Peter Matthiessen)

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'When people ask me... "What is your favourite travel book?" I nearly always name this book. It is about courage, misery, starvation, heroism, exploration, discovery and friendship' Paul Theroux

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