Inspiring story of the expedition process,
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This review is from: Call of the White: Taking the World to the South Pole (Paperback)
I read this on the recommendation of a friend, and loved it. I have read loads of books about adventurous expeditions, but not often about such a diverse and potentially challenging team. A someone who has led expeditions on a much smaller and less hard core scale, I really enjoyed the description of the whole process, from putting the team together, raising the funds, completing the training, all the way through the actual polar journey to the successful finish. Many people see an expedition as just the bit where you take the awesome pictures, but often some of the defining moments are in the long long lead up, and I thought this was really put across throughout this expedition story. I started reading it on a weekend away on DofE expeditions with students from my school, and was digging it out of my tent to quote bits all weekend to them, even from the first few chapters...hopefully some of them will be inspired to read it too!