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On 31 October 2011 James Castrission and Justin Jones set out to achieve 'one of the last great polar adventures' - an unsupported return journey from the edge of the Antarctic continent to the South Pole. This is a quest that has been attempted by many experienced polar explorers before them...and all have failed. This book details everything - the preparation, the setbacks, the outset, the highs and the lows - all in brutally honest detail.
This expedition is the modern-day equivalent of the exploits of Scott, Amundsen and Shackleton and Castrission and Jones man-hauled a pulk (with 200kg of provisions each), utilising prevailing winds with kites when possible.
Why do this? Through realising a childhood dream and committing themselves to a groundbreaking expedition, these two intrepid blokes hope to inspire others to overcome fear and pursue their own adventures and dreams.
I could not put this book down. Reading the story of what these guys went through was like an emotional roller coaster! James writes in a certain honest way that makes you live the adventure and inspires you to get out of your own comfort zone.
5 stars all the way.
This book is truly captavating and makes you want to challenge yourself! Cant put it down!
What an inspirational pair! Wow couldn't put the book down. It's people like this that pave the way for greatness!