Read e-book online Crevasse Roulette: The First Trans-Antarctic Crossing PDF

By Jon Stephenson

The British Commonwealth-sponsored Trans-Antarctic day trip (TAE) of 1957–58, below the management of Dr Vivian Fuchs, accomplished the 1st overland crossing of Antarctica, through the South Pole. A pioneering and dangerous trip, and never with no debatable components, it additionally integrated scientists partaking in overseas Geophysical yr examine. Jon Stephenson was once a geologist on that day trip. in addition to giving his account of the excursion, its making plans and its aftermath, Stephenson provides a historical past of Antarctic exploration due to the fact that James Cook’s voyage of 1775, an account of alternative Antarctic exploration and medical examine contemporaneous with TAE, and an summary of next expeditions.

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