The author recounts the hardships and rewards of climbing Mount Everest, and walking solo to both the North and South Poles
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David Hempleman-Adams was born in 1956 in Swindon. A business man by profession, he has become Britain's most successful polar explorer and mountaineer. He is married with three daughters and lives in Wiltshire. Co-author Robert Uhlig has been a top reporter on the Daily Telegraph since 1995. In 1996 - 1996, he covered the story of the ThrustSSC's team assault on the sound barrier fFrom Booklist:
How's this for a resume? 1984--First to walk unsupported and solo to the North Magnetic Pole; 1992--Led first group to the North Geomagnetic Pole; 1993--Climbed Mount Everest; 1995--Completed the Seven Summits; 1996--First Briton to walk unsupported and solo to the South Pole; 1996--Sailed to the South Magnetic Pole. A mere 250 pages (sans index) seems too short for all this. (And, there is slight discussion of his family.) Hempleman-Adams, winner of the Livingstone Medal (other winners include Neil Armstrong and Sir Edmund Hillary), chronicles 20 years of perilous journeys through whiteouts, a polar bear attack, and past frozen bodies on Mount Everest. Cracked ribs and a faulty sledge ended two attempts to reach the North Pole. Whether sailing tidal wave swells to the South Magnetic Pole or battling frostbite and sub-zero temperatures during his solo trips, this man toughs it out physically and mentally. Make no mistake, this is an important book about a historically significant explorer. Brenda Barrera
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Book Description Trafalgar Square Publishing, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110752811576
Book Description Trafalgar Square Publishing, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0752811576