7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Unbelievable true tale of human endurance,
By A Customer
This review is from: South: A Memoir of the "Endurance" Voyage (Paperback)
I have always heard parts of Shakletons voyage to the antartic and did not fully understand the remarkable tale of hardship endured by the crew. Even after reading this book I found it hard to beleive that the whole crew returned alive. As a mountaineer myself, I find it incredible that after all the hardships that Shakelton went through, crossing the southern ocean to South Georgia, that they still found the strength to cross problably the most glaciated terrain on earth on a small island that bears the brunt of problably the worst weather on earth! Not only that but wearing Rags and carrying what little food they had in a sock. This book is beautifully written in problably the most honest, matter-of-fact and colorfull language I think that I have ever read. Recommended.