This review is from: Call of the White: Taking the World to the South Pole (Paperback)
Felicity has written a moving and often humorous account of her epic journey to the South Pole with a team of indomitable women from several Commonwealth countries. Her descriptions her of their trials and tribultaions during their gruelling journey are very moving.
The lessons for aspiring expedition members and for experienced leaders are there for all to learn. Anyone who has ever taken a team out into the wilderness will recognise the stressful moments when leadership, patience and humility are tested to breaking point and will sympathise with the tolerant and understanding way the very best was coaxed out of everyone in the team. I walked every mile with those wonderful women and rejoiced, as they did, when beyond all their expectations they succeeded in completing their long march.
This is a pacy and uplifting read and one that should sit on the bookshelf of anyone who dares to take an expedition into the wilderness. The heroines are vigorous and vital women but the book is not about feminism. It is all about testing oneself to the limit and yet keeping ones eyes open to the wonders of the world in areas far beyond the normal scope of human experience.
I now want to know more about Era, Helen, Sophia, Reena, Kylie and Steph and how they have settled back into their everday lives. I want to know what further adventures they have planned and I want to hear more about other similar opportunities for Comonwealth citizens.
Thank you Felicity for such an enjoyable and uplifting read.