The Crossing of Antarctica

The Crossing of Antarctica

Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton's Dream

Hardback240pp Illustrated270x220mm

9780500252024     Product Code: 502807


The first successful crossing of the Antarctic continent was completed in 1957–58 by a British and Commonwealth expedition led by Vivian Fuchs and Edmund Hillary. Like Shackleton's journey four decades earlier, the mission produced spectacular photographs, this time by George Lowe, recording the men and their 'sno-cat' vehicles in the icy landscape. Led by these images, some in colour, this book tells the story of the expedition, with contributions and reflections on Antarctica by leading polar experts including Ranulph Fiennes.

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