The Worst Journey in the World
A firsthand account of Scott's disastrous Antarctic expedition
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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The Worst Journey in the World : Antarctic 1910-1913 (Explorers Club Classic)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The author was among the members of Scott's last Antarctic expedition. Published in 1922, this retelling relates the hardships and plain bad luck encountered on the three-year journey, not the least of which was being beaten by another expedition. Thrilling and heartbreaking. ... Read full review
Very interesting read. But free on Amazon