The Worst Journey in the World (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 28, 2006 - Fiction - 640 pages
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The Worst Journey in the World recounts Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. Apsley Cherry-Garrard—the youngest member of Scott’s team and one of three men to make and survive the notorious Winter Journey—draws on his firsthand experiences as well as the diaries of his compatriots to create a stirring and detailed account of Scott’s legendary expedition. Cherry himself would be among the search party that discovered the corpses of Scott and his men, who had long since perished from starvation and brutal cold. It is through Cherry’s insightful narrative and keen descriptions that Scott and the other members of the expedition are fully memorialized.
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User Review  - Sheila - Goodreads

This is the retelling of explorer, Robert Scott's 1910, three year Antarctic journey through the eyes of a 23 year old participant. If you begin this book, you will HAVE TO finish it. And then ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Griffiths - Goodreads

rather nicely written, of its time. Worth reading for its historical value. He was of Captain Scott's polar expedition, but did not go tothe Pole, and survived (obviously). Fasscinating descriptions ... Read full review

Contents

THE RETURN OF THE PONY PARTY FROM ONE TON DEPOT
THE RETURN OF THE DOG PARTY
1 THE BARRIER STAGE
II THE BEARDMORE GLACIER
III THE PLATEAU FROM MOUNT DARWIN TO LAT 87 32S
IV RETURNING PARTIES
V THE POLE AND AFTER
VI FARTHEST SOUTH
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 Caroline Alexander has written for The New Yorker, Granta, Condé Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, Outside, and National Geographic and is the author of four previous books.

 Caroline Alexander has written for The New Yorker, Granta, Condé Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, Outside, and National Geographic and is the author of four previous books.

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