Fuchs, a German adventurer and sailor, set out in 2000 in a 22-foot wooden lifeboat with three companions to retrace Ernest Shackleton's 1914 effort to cross Antarctica. It took Shackleton and his crew two years to get out after they lost their ship to ice; Fuchs' party made a 150-mile journey from Esperanza Bay to Elephant Island and South Georgia, then, like Shackleton, crossed over South Georgia's glaciers and mountains on foot. Their destination: the old whaling station where the English explorer had finally found help. Includes 26 color plates from the journey.
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