A more interesting book on polar exploration ... has yet to be written. -- New York Times Book Review
The best book of Polar travel which has ever been written. -- The Guardian
This book will take its place among the great records of adventure -- Spectator
From the Back Cover
Men go into the void spaces of the world for various reasons. Some are actuated simply by a love of adventure, some have the keen thirst for scientific knowledge, and others again are drawn away from the trodden paths by the lure of 'little voices', the mysterious fascination of the unknown. I think that in my own case it was a combination of these factors that determined me to try my fortune again in the frozen south.