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At The Mercy of the Winds
     

At The Mercy of the Winds

by David Hempleman-Adams
 
The incredible story of the first man to fly to the North Pole -- by balloon.

On May 28, 2000, explorer David Hempleman-Adams took off from Spitzbergen, Norway, on his record-breaking flight to the North Pole. He knew that if he survived the week ahead, he would be the first man ever to have reached the North Pole by balloon. His trip was in homage to three

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The incredible story of the first man to fly to the North Pole -- by balloon.

On May 28, 2000, explorer David Hempleman-Adams took off from Spitzbergen, Norway, on his record-breaking flight to the North Pole. He knew that if he survived the week ahead, he would be the first man ever to have reached the North Pole by balloon. His trip was in homage to three Swedes : Andree, Strindberg and Frankel who, in 1896 set off for the Pole in their hot-air balloon. But the Swedish explorers had been brought down by freezing fog and perished on the ice cap without reaching their goal. In this ultimate adventure book, Hempleman-Adams tells the extraordinary stories of both journeys.

David Hempleman-Adams is a businessman by profession but an adventurer by preference. He is the first person
to complete the explorers’ Grand Slam, a challenge that saw him scale the highest mountain in each of the seven
continents, including Everest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553813630
Publisher:
Transworld Distribution
Publication date:
02/25/2003
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.03(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.92(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Uhlig is the Technology Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph.

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