A Teacup in a Storm: An Explorer's Guide to Life

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Exploration and explorers hold a constant fascination, with tales of heroism and the overcoming of great odds in the most inhospitable environments. The excitement over books on Shackleton and the abiding success of series such as Michael Palin's 'Pole to Pole', Āround the World in 80 days' and Himalaya' demonstrate this amply. Add to this already compelling formula a touch of inspiration, in the lessons we can learn from the explorers in our everyday life and a spice of 'How to do Just about everything' in the bizarre and quirky lessons Mick Conefrey teaches us, such as how to cook an albatross or play football on an ice floe and the combination is unbeatable. The book takes as its structure the stages of a typical expedition from planning to setting out, finding your goal and surviving safely to get home.

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About the author (2005)

Mick Conefrey is a film maker who has made award winning documentaries on Arctic exploration and Himalayan mountaineering. He recently produced the BBC's anniversary film to commemorate the first ascent of Everest in 1953. His has co-authored two previous books: "Mountain Men" and "Icemen".

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