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Shackleton's dream : Fuchs, Hillary and the crossing of Antarctica

Author: Stephen Haddelsey
Publisher: Stroud : History Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked on what he called 'The last great polar journey' - the crossing of Antarctica. His expedition ended in disaster, with the Endurance crushed and the frozen corpses of three explorers left on the Antarctic plateau. Forty years later Vivian Fuchs and Edmund Hillary, the hero of Everest, set out to succeed where Shackleton had failed. Despite the passage of four decades, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Haddelsey, Stephen.
Shackleton's Dream : Fuchs, Hillary and the Crossing of Antarctica.
New York : The History Press, ©2011
Named Person: Vivian Fuchs, Sir; Edmund Hillary; Vivian Fuchs, Sir.; Edmund Hillary
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Haddelsey
ISBN: 9780752477725 0752477722
OCLC Number: 794327956
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Contents: 1. The last great polar journey --
2. The voyage of the Theron --
3. Oh, what chaos! --
4. A shocking bloody winter --
5. To the Ross Sea --
6. Shackleton Base --
7. Ross Sea reconnaissance --
8. The basement flat --
9. Scott Base --
10. Crevasse! --
11. Tractors to the plateau --
12. The starting line --
13. The race to the Pole --
14. The hundred days --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Stephen Haddelsey.

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In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked on what he called 'The last great polar journey' - the crossing of Antarctica. His expedition ended in disaster, with the Endurance crushed and the frozen corpses of three explorers left on the Antarctic plateau. Forty years later Vivian Fuchs and Edmund Hillary, the hero of Everest, set out to succeed where Shackleton had failed. Despite the passage of four decades, the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1955-58 encountered many of the obstacles that had so hindered Shackleton - a chronic shortage of funds, inadequate equipment and an early onset.

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