To the End of the Earth: The Race to Solve Polar Exploration's Greatest Mystery (Hardback)
by Tom Avery
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This is the gripping true story of how Briton Tom Avery led three men, one woman and sixteen dogs to the North Pole in just under thirty-seven days, in doing so breaking the world record and solving the greatest mystery of polar exploration. Nearly 100 years after Robert Peary controversially told the world that he had reached the North Pole for the very first time, and in just thirty-seven days, explorer Tom Avery set out to show that he had been telling the truth. Navigating treacherous pressure ridges, deadly channels of open water, bitterly cold temperatures, and travelling just as Peary did with dog teams and replica wooden sledges, Avery and his team were to cover the 413 nautical miles to the North Pole in just 36 days and 22 hours, setting a new world record and reaching the pole some four hours faster than Peary. Weaving Arctic expedition history with thrilling extreme adventure, "To the End of the Earth" is Avery's story of how he and his team risked their lives to solve polar exploration's greatest mystery. This book is suitable for fans of books by Ewan McGregor, Charlie Boorman, Fergus Fleming, Bruce Henderson and Robert Macfarlane, as well as explorers like Hillary, Shackleton and Scott.
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