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Walking on thin ice : In Pursuit of the North Pole (signed)

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In early March 1998, David Hempleman-Adams set off on a 600 mile journey which would take him into the record books as one of the most successful all-round adventurers the world has ever seen. Facing wind-chill down to minus 90 centigrade, he man-hauled his sledge to the North Pole across the constantly shifting ice of the frozen Arctic Ocean. He knew that if he succeeded he would be the first person to complete the explorers' Grand Slam, a challenge which has seen him conquer the North and South Magnetic Poles, become the first Briton to walk solo and unsupported to the South Pole and scale the highest mountain in each of the seven continents, including Everest. Having stood on the roof of the world, he was determined to reach the top of the globe. This is the story of his all-or-nothing attempt to end a 15-year odyssey. He explains the obsession that drives him to explore the most inhospitable environment known to man, in which he is under constant threat of ravenous polar bears and almost certain frostbite. WALKING ON THIN ICE includes David Hempleman-Adams' personal diary entries and radio messages to base, and recounts his day-by-day account of the preparations, training and tortuous trek to the Pole. Including extensive photographs, diagrams and maps, this is a frank and extraordinary story of heroic feat and fearless endeavour by a truly remarkable man. Index and appendices. First edition second printing. Signed and inscribed hardback book. Tight, clean and square. Boards sharp and clean, gilt perfect. Text block clean and white. Feels lightly read. Good dust jacket.

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Author(s):
David Hempleman Adams
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Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0752817973
ISBN-13:
9780752817972
Number of pages:
271
Publisher:
Orion
Title:
Walking on thin ice : In Pursuit of the North Pole (signed)

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In early March 1998, David Hempleman-Adams set off on a 600 mile journey which would take him into the record books as one of the most successful all-round adventurers the world has ever seen. Facing wind-chill down to minus 90 centigrade, he man-hauled his sledge to the North Pole across the constantly shifting ice of the frozen Arctic Ocean. He knew that if he succeeded he would be the first person to complete the explorers' Grand Slam, a challenge which has seen him conquer the North and South Magnetic Poles, become the first Briton to walk solo and unsupported to the South Pole and scale the highest mountain in each of the seven continents, including Everest. Having stood on the roof of the world, he was determined to reach the top of the globe. This is the story of his all-or-nothing attempt to end a 15-year odyssey. He explains the obsession that drives him to explore the most inhospitable environment known to man, in which he is under constant threat of ravenous polar bears and almost certain frostbite. WALKING ON THIN ICE includes David Hempleman-Adams' personal diary entries and radio messages to base, and recounts his day-by-day account of the preparations, training and tortuous trek to the Pole. Including extensive photographs, diagrams and maps, this is a frank and extraordinary story of heroic feat and fearless endeavour by a truly remarkable man. Index and appendices. First edition second printing. Signed and inscribed hardback book. Tight, clean and square. Boards sharp and clean, gilt perfect. Text block clean and white. Feels lightly read. Good dust jacket.

Added value:
Dust jacket not price clipped
Author(s):
David Hempleman Adams
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0752817973
ISBN-13:
9780752817972
Number of pages:
271
Publisher:
Orion
Title:
Walking on thin ice : In Pursuit of the North Pole (signed)

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