Berserk in the Antarctic: Sailing to the World's Most Uninhabitable Continent

Berserk in the Antarctic: Sailing to the World's Most Uninhabitable Continent

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by David Mercy
     
 
This is suicide!' Manuel screamed frantically. So begins an amazing true story of a journey to Antarctica in a 27-foot sailing boat. After travelling through South America to Tierra del Fuego, the only continent David had never visited beckoned to him across treacherous waters. Ships booked for scientific expeditions wouldn't take him, and tourist cruises didn't

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This is suicide!' Manuel screamed frantically. So begins an amazing true story of a journey to Antarctica in a 27-foot sailing boat. After travelling through South America to Tierra del Fuego, the only continent David had never visited beckoned to him across treacherous waters. Ships booked for scientific expeditions wouldn't take him, and tourist cruises didn't appeal. Then he saw a little boat in the harbour, its name hand-painted in red on the hull: Berserk. Together with a 'crazy Viking' and a down-on-his-luck Argentinian, the author set sail to follow Shackleton's voyage with little idea of the tumultuous storms, mishaps and emergencies that loomed on the journey to thte world's coldest and most inaccessible continent. He brilliantly recounts their experience of the huge waves, the bleak darkness and the delicate balance of personalities where a mutiny was always in the air.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000205402
Publisher:
Summersdale Publishers Ltd
Publication date:
09/09/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
662 KB

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Berserk in the Antarctic: Sailing to the World's Most Uninhabitable Continent 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Peter Rudlowski More than 1 year ago
A well written story of sailing to antarctica, kept me up well past my bedtime turning each page. If you enjoy stories about adventure, you'll love this book!
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