The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913 (Paperback)

The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913 By Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Ted Janulis (Foreword by), Kenneth Kamler, MD (Foreword by) Cover Image

The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913 (Paperback)

By Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Ted Janulis (Foreword by), Kenneth Kamler, MD (Foreword by)


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“And I tell you, if you have the desire for knowledge and the power to give it physical expression, go out and explore,” wrote Apsley Cherry-Garrard in the opening chapters of his now classic exploration narrative, The Worst Journey in the World. The incredible tale that he tells is of the fated last voyage of Captain Robert Scott and his crew to the outermost reaches of the South Pole on the Terra Nova. Chronicling the journey of the Terra Nova from England in 1910 to New Zealand in 1913, The Worst Journey in the World vividly describes the entirety of Scott’s harrowing and tragic final expedition. Driven by a lust to investigate the untold scientific knowledge contained within the South Pole, these courageous pioneers embarked on a journey into previously unexplored territory, subjecting themselves to the ultimate physical and mental limits as they traveled the massive expanses of the icy tundra.

Cherry-Garrard was a key member of the Terra Nova crew that, in addition to the desire to uncover scientific data, desperately sought to be the first Europeans to reach the South Pole. But the expedition was thwarted at every turn by punishing weather, extreme bad luck, and the intense physical and mental decline of the crew on the final stages of their journey. Confronted by the shattering knowledge that rival explorer Roald Amundsen had reached the South Pole only a few weeks before them, Scott’s team then had to negotiate the last stage of their voyage, a doomed attempt which has no equal in peril, disaster, and tragedy.

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Apsley Cherry-Garrard was born in 1886 and educated at Winchester and Christ Church, Oxford. At twenty-four he was one of the youngest members of Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition. He served in the First World War until being invalided out of the Navy in 1915 and started to write The Worst Journey in the World during his convalescence. He wrote introductory chapters to Wilson of the Antarctic (1933) and Life of the Bowers (1938). He died in 1959.
Product Details ISBN: 9781510707566
ISBN-10: 1510707565
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: August 9th, 2016
Pages: 692
Language: English