"A great story of difficulties overcome, of polar bears, of the wonders of the region, the cold ... and above all the wonderful wildlife seen."
-- Gaffers Log, March 2008
"A wonderful ... compelling account, this book will appeal to all with a sense of adventure. Heartily recommended, Peter has captured the essence of the high latitudes superbly." -- Royal Naval Sailing Association, Summer 2008
"An extraordinary boat journey ... through pack ice, past glaciers and icebergs. Along the way they learned about themselves and about life. Photography is excellent. A good read. Recommended." -- Nautical Magazine, March 2008
"This is a well-told tale about extraordinary adventurers who learned much about themselves and their harsh and beautiful surroundings." -- David Lomax, Royal Cruising Club Newsletter, Spring 2008
"an evocative tale of good old-fashioned adventure amid one of the bleakest landscapes on earth ... vividly and thoughtfully written, an inspiration ..."
-- John Ridgway
From the Author
"Ice Bears and Kotick" is a sailing narrative with many events and an extraordinary variety of ice. It's a low budget story about what happens when you put everything into one big adventure. Through it all the important journey is the internal one. It might appeal to gap year students, lovers of ice and snow, lovers of Arctic wildlife, small boat sailors and oarsmen. Having said that, some who have loved the book were none of these things. So I think that it's for anybody who can remember being young, and identify with the need to go out into the world to do something big or special or impossible.