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on 14 October 2015
I am so glad to have read Ranulph Fiennes version of what was a story of supreme courage, endurance and the ultimate sacrifice by Scott and the Antarctic explorers. Ranulp Fiennes is probably the only man in our time who had come the closest to the reality's of the true Antarctic explorer of the Victorian age his 'pedigree' is beyond question, his balanced, impartial views and knowledge put paid to Scott's detractors, the armchair explorer's with 1015 year old hindsight.
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on 1 February 2018
An excellent read. Great success followed by tragedy made him an immortal in the world of exploration.
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on 2 January 2014
After a time when bashing role models was in vogue, it's great to read someone who knows what a role model should be. The question is, which is the best, really, Scott or Fiennes? Read on.
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on 16 May 2015
Well written/researched/presented book shattering the myths and prejudices against Scott. Nor is Scott is not portrayed as a Saint. His failings are laid out where they are spotted. Fiennes presents his own experiences of similar situations where it adds value. A masterpiece.
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on 12 April 2013
My husband is a great fan of Captain Scott. I had heard Sir Ranulph Fiennes talking about this book on TV and decided to buy it for my husband. He really enjoyed this version of Captain Scott's story, as told by a fellow adventurer. He said he'd recommend it to all Captain Scott/Sir Ranulph Fiennes fans.
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on 28 August 2014
Changed my opinion of the fabled Captain Scott from being a zero to a hero. It helps to always put yourself in the times and in the circumstances when imagining what it must have been like for these guys.

Early polar explorers fascinate me. Scott was no different.
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on 21 October 2011
A deeply intelligent and scholarly, beautifully written analysis of the evidence surrounding Scott. Fiennes examines the evidence and makes his own mind up. He should know; he's been there! He explores the personalities with objectivity and humanity. This book demystifies the myth and reveals the people involved. Highly reccommended.
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on 14 May 2015
You should read as it's unbiased and would covert all true angles of the era and the endeavour encompassing true purpose dispelling All myths and warped conjecture .
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on 21 February 2018
A very interesting read that somewhat redressed the views of Roland Huntford.
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on 30 November 2012
Fascinating read. A great human story of courage against what were eventually unsurmountable odds.

Ranulph's knowledge of the terrain and polar exploration generally gives valuable insight into the lives that these heroes lived for many many months....nay, years.

Do not miss this book - it really is tremendous
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