Filled with stunning, full-color photos and GPS maps plotting his progress, On Thin Ice is Larsen’s first-person account of this historic two-man expedition. Traveling across the retreating sea ice on skis, snowshoes, and even swimming through semi-frozen arctic slush, Larsen and Waters each pulled over 320 pounds of gear behind them on sleds through temperatures that plummeted to nearly 70 degrees below zero. At times, they covered little over a mile a day. They were stalked by polar bears and ran out of food. It was, in Larsen’s words, “easily one of the most difficult expeditions in the world.”
More than just a heart-stopping adventure narrative, however, On Thin Ice offers an intimate and haunting look at the rapidly changing face of the Arctic due to global climate change.
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About the Author
Hudson Lindenberger is a Boulder-based adventure writer. His work has been published in Men’s Journal, Skiing, 5280, Women’s Running, Elevation Outdoors, and Story.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Walking Buffet ix
Chapter 1 Finally 1
Chapter 2 I Must Be Nuts 45
Chapter 3 What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been 93
Chapter 4 Better Than a Stick in the Eye 111
Chapter 5 Walking in Their Footsteps 137
Chapter 6 Stretched Too Thin 163
Chapter 7 Ready, Set, Go 193
Chapter 8 A Sinking Ship 215
Afterword: Looking Forward 257