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In Shackleton's Footsteps: A Return to the Heart of the Antarctic Hardcover – 3 Feb 2011
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"An honest, gripping and intensely personal account of one man's quest to tackle the coldest, toughest, most desolate journey on earth. Henry is a man moulded in Shackleton's image and courage and spirit oozes from these pages."--Bear Grylls
Shackleton's descendants take on the expedition that defeated him in the most extreme Antarctic challenge known to manSee all Product description
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To have heard and then read about the history around Shackleton's Antartic expeditions was one thing, to meet someone who has actually done the same trip was awesome. Enthralling read from start to finish by Henry Worsley.
Looking forward to his next book already. For me it was history made real.
Once out on the ice, Henry manages to capture the experience in an extremely vivid manner - he clearly has a gift for prose and he conveys a real sense of connection with the reader, particularly as he explores the spiritual, physical and even mundane aspects of the expedition, revealing much with his economy of words. This expedition, on its own, is very impressive and each of the 3 team members clearly showed tremendous grit to reach the Pole - this is granted even more gravitas by the regular comparisons with the original expedition. Genuinely inspirational.
I thoroughly enjoyed this fantastic tale and I heartily recommend it to anyone with a taste for adventure.
Worsley puts together some valuable reflective points that can be applied to everyday life, projects and anyone working with a team. I have given copies to some of my team at work as although faced with challenging times ahead, even if we don't reach our ultimate goal, we will do well to reflect on the wonderful experience we have had working as a team.
As Shackleton said:
- "There are good things in the world, but I am not sure that comradeship is not the best of them all."
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