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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Amazing writer with an amazing story to tell. - Goodreads
It is a Ripping Good Yarn, and so Very British. - Goodreads
don't read introduction until you have read the book... - Goodreads
This really is a classic of travel writing. - Goodreads
Also insights about Scott's trip to the pole and back. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

Describes a side-expedition of Scott's expedition to Antarctica. I would guess "the worst journey" was the harshest hardest out and back walk every undertaken voluntarily, not to escape, not for ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anna Vincent - Goodreads

Beautifully written, exquisitely detailed memoir that documents the core of what is real vs. what is perceived, and of the psychology of a small group of men, withholding their truth to makes the last ... 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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