I thought this would truly be a 'new' book covering the details of 'the coldest journey' expedition but it isn't that at all. Bit of a rehash of older stuff I've already read from the author so a bit disappointed. 47 lines describing that expedition seems a bit strange. I know he had to drop out with frostbite but it would have been great to understand more about it.
One death defying expedition after another, just when you start feeling relieved that he lived to tell the tale of one, he is then off planning another. A thoroughly inspirational and palm sweating book of one mans obsession for taking life to the most extreme places on earth.
Brilliant read, could not put this book down and feared for Ranulph's health and welfare during his cold explorations, gripping stuff! Well written and a book to read again, so this one will be staying on my book shelf. Recommend this book very highly.
This is a wonderful book and was greatly appreciated by the recipient. It is now making it's way around the family. This book will make you laugh, gasp in awe and horror and in some cases cry. Highly entertaining and hugely rated.
My hero! Simply a man that never puts things on hold or allows obstacles get in his way.. an amazing informative read with cliff hanger sections that get you thinking how we would cope in these dangerous heart stopping scenarios..
A fabulous read. Mind I couldn't face a swim in the sea during our Fowey hols before Easter. Ranulph really does take you into the experience; well as much as can be expected from an armchair by a wood burner. :-)
Agreat book from a truly world-class explorer and adventurer. Well-written with fascinating details, and some stunning photos including the first picture I've seen of a game of cricket at the South Pole.