Crossing Antarctica

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In March 1990, Will Steger completed what no man had ever before attempted: the crossing of Antarctica, a total of 3,700 miles, on foot. Lured by the challenge and the beauty of Earth's last great wilderness, and determined to focus the world's attention on the frozen continent now that its ecological future hangs in the balance, Steger and his International Trans–Arctica team performed an extraordinary feat of endurance.

Called "an adventure of the highest echelon"...

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Overview

In March 1990, Will Steger completed what no man had ever before attempted: the crossing of Antarctica, a total of 3,700 miles, on foot. Lured by the challenge and the beauty of Earth's last great wilderness, and determined to focus the world's attention on the frozen continent now that its ecological future hangs in the balance, Steger and his International Trans–Arctica team performed an extraordinary feat of endurance.

Called "an adventure of the highest echelon" (New York Times), this stunning account chronicles the 220-day, 3,700-mile expedition of six men who were the first to cross Antarctica by foot. Photos.

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The story of the first transverse of Antarctica by dogsled and ski, a 4000-mile, seven-month July 1989-March 1990 journey by an expedition of six men from six different countries, is told in expanded journal form by co-leader Steger. His team survived whiteouts, crevasses, 100F windchill, erratic supplies, a pregnant sled dog, a monotonous diet, a hostile National Science Foundation, frostbite and runny noses, and were rewarded by magnificent scenery and a sense of personal and scientific accomplishment. This above-average polar account keeps the reader moving along with the hardy six. Steger and Bowermaster also coauthored Saving the Earth LJ 4/15/90. For public libraries.-- J.F. Husband, Framingham State Coll., Mass.
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YA-- Armchair adventure in the truest sense. In July of 1989, American explorer Will Steger and an international team of five others set out to cross Antarctica by skis and dogsled. It took 220 days to travel 3700 miles under the most adverse conditions imaginable. Crossing Antarctica is the story of that journey as told through Steger's diaries. His account is introspective, vividly descriptive, and punctuated with moments of pathos. He explains the logistics from the inception of the idea down to who sleeps in which tent and the details of daily life on the expedition. This book helps readers understand this vast continent and the necessity to preserve and protect its fragile environment.-- Susan B. McFaden, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897328968
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 956,047
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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