Horizontal Everest: Extreme Journeys on Ellesmere Island
The Horizontal Everest brings to vivid, awe-inspiring life one of the most forbidding, arresting, and beautiful places on the planet: Ellesmere Island -- a virgin wilderness that author and photographer Jerry Kobalenko has traversed more than anyone else in history.
As Kobalenko writes at the beginning of his story:
"The pack ice ground together with a comforting shriek. Crashing waves snapped an antenna near the bulk, and sparks flew from a wire. I clung with both hands to the railing above the wheelhouse as the snow flailed. To the east winked the low specks of the Carey Islands, where two young explorers vanished in 1892. To the west, the maw of Mackinson Inlet, where Inuit migrants endured a winter of starvation and murder. All along Ellesmere Island’s austere coast, glaciers never trodden covered land never seen, framing stories never told".
"Home at last."
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THE HORIZONTAL EVEREST: Extreme Journeys on Ellesmere IslandUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
If you like your landscapes cold, quiet, and austere, welcome to Ellesmere Island, photojournalist Kobalenko's spiritual (and part-time) home, where you needn't bother with thermometers or maps ... Read full review
The Horizontal Everest: A Memoir of an Obsession with Ellesmere IslandUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Part of the Canadian Northwest Territories, Ellesmere is the tenth largest island in the world and lies west of northern Greenland. Canadian journalist-photographer Kobalenko has extensively explored ... Read full review
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