Pole Dance : The story of the record-breaking British expedition to the bottom of the World
On 28th December 2002, 27-year-old Tom Avery became the youngest - and fastest - Briton to reach the South Pole. Written in diary form, this chronicle of modern polar expedition retains as much of the drama and emotion that Tom and his three other team members experienced en route: the team's use of mini-parachutes that powered them across the ice; the breaking of no less than 17 ski-bindings on the journey; the privations of frostbite, altitude sickness and crevasse falls...Tom Avery incorporates comparisons with other South Pole expeditions into his own, and the sense of other histories (Scott, Amundsen, Shackleton, etc) makes this an informative as well as a gripping tale of polar exploration.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 128 x 194 x 24mm | 299.38g
- 03 Nov 2005
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
- 16 Illustrations, unspecified
His [Avery] book will become a text book for those who like to walk on the wild side * NEWCASTLE JOURNAL * Written in diary form, this chronicles the entire amazing journey, its near-disasters and its ultimate triumph. * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH *
About Tom Avery
Tom Avery was brought up in Sussex, Brazil and France, and graduated from Bristol University with a degree in geography and geology. His outdoor career includes rock and ice climbs in Wales and Scotland, expeditions to the South American Andes, French Alps and New Zealand, and a pioneering expedition to the previously unexplored Eastern Zaalay Mountains of Central Asia. He now spends time raising funds for The Prince's Trust (for whom he is an ambassador) and planning his next adventure. He is also an official ambassador for the London 2012 Olympic bid, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.