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Alone on the Ice ❮Reading❯ ➷ Alone on the Ice ➯ Author David Roberts – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk An Important Missing Story From The Heroic Age Of Antarctic Exploration Laurence Gonzales, Author Of Deep SurvivalOn January 17, 1913, Alone And Near Starvation, Douglas Mawson, Leader Of The Australasian Antarctic Expedition, Was Hauling A Sledge To Get Back To Base Camp The Dogs Were Gone Now Mawson Himself Plunged Through A Snow Bridge, Dangling Over An Abyss By The Sledge Harness A Line Of Poetry Gave Him The Will To Haul Himself Back To The Surface.Mawson Was Sometimes Reduced To Crawling, And One Night He Discovered That The Soles Of His Feet Had Completely Detached From The Flesh Beneath On February 8, When He Staggered Back To Base, His Features Unrecognizably Skeletal, The First Teammate To Reach Him Blurted Out, Which One Are You This Thrilling And Almost Unbelievable Account Establishes Mawson In His Rightful Place As One Of The Greatest Polar Explorers And Expedition Leaders It Is Illustrated By A Trove Of Frank Hurley S Famous Antarctic Photographs, Many Never Before Published In The United States.

  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • Alone on the Ice
  • David Roberts
  • English
  • 25 September 2018
  • 0393347788

About the Author: David Roberts

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10 thoughts on “Alone on the Ice

  1. says:

    Alone on the Ice The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration by David Roberts is a detailed account to the Antarctic of 1913 A brief description of other trips and the men who went there is in here also Then the details of little things I would never have thought about being trapped in a tent with other people and how an A personality and a B personality could really get on each others nerves and how they dealt with it Small things, but magnified when you are trapped in a tent Alone on the Ice The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration by David Roberts is a detailed account to the Antarctic of 1913 A brief description of other trips and the men who went there is in here also Then the details of little things I would never have thought about being trapped in a tent with other people and how an A personality and a B personality could really get on each others nerves and how they dealt with it Small things, but magnified when you are trapped in a tent for hours Survival techniques are discussed, in the tent and out, amazing things they did I would die for sure because I would never have thought of these things Otherunpleasant things they did to live, ugh It is all very fascinating, especially if you love history or exploration If you don t then this would be...

  2. says:

    I readthan 40 books last year and only gave two 5 star reviews so I don t give them out too often Those who have read about the exploration of Antarctica are muchlikely to have read about Shackleton, Scott, and Amundsen, but this engaging story of Australian Douglas Mawson deserves equal attention.The central story covers how after a tragic accident, Mawson returned 300 miles to base without adequate supplies and only enough food for 10 days It took him nearly two months to return I readthan 40 books last year and only gave two 5 star reviews so I don t give them out too often Those w...

  3. says:

    The writing was engaging, and I understand the need to set this specific story in the context of Antarctic exploration as a whole But I am 1 3 of the way through, and we ve barely gotten to the expedition that is supposed to be the focus Instead, we keep jumping back and forth in time in WAY too much detail to other expeditions I ve lost any sense...

  4. says:

    Having been a long time devourer of books on polar exploration, I wasthan interested when I saw that a new book on the topic had been recently published Alone on the Ice focuses on the story of Douglas Mawson, an Australian who led the Australasian Antarctic Expedition AAE from December, 1911 to 1913 While Mawson s name might be recognizable from his time serving under Ernst Shackleton, his work was eclipsed largely due to the other Antarctic expeditions under way at the time, especial Having been a long time devourer of books on polar exploration, I wasthan interested when I saw that a new book on the topic had been recently published Alone on the Ice focuses on the story of Douglas Mawson, an Australian who led the Australasian Antarctic Expedition AAE from December, 1911 to 1913 While Mawson s name might be recognizable from his time serving under Ernst Shackleton, his work was eclipsed largely due to the other Antarct...

  5. says:

    In 1911, a young university professor from Australia named Douglas Mawson, assembled a group of explorers and scientists to form the Australasian Antarctic Expedition whose mission was to map, photograph, and collect geologic samples from the continent of Antarctica After arriving and building a base camp, they wintered there before beginning their expedition Mawson divided the entire group into smaller teams to conduct the research and mapping Mawson s team of three men was fit and able The In 1911, a young university professor from Australia named Douglas Mawson, assembled a group of explorers and scientists to form the Australasian Antarctic Expedition whose mission was to map, photograph, and collect geologic samples from the continent of Antarctica After arriving and building a base camp, they wintered there before beginning their expedition Mawson divided the entire group into smaller teams to conduct the research and mapping Mawson s team of three men was fit and able They set out on a journey south of the camp in November with a goal of returning by mid January At the end of January, all team members had returned to base except Mawson s team On January 29, base camp members who had remained behind saw a figure approaching It was Mawson His two companions had suffered tragic fates Mawson had walkedthan 300 miles alone across barren, icy surface interspersed with hidden crevasses as well as bitter subzero temperatures and blizzard conditions...

  6. says:

    Roberts structured this book well The first chapter covers the outward half of Mawson s trek and ends with the expeditions first tragedy We then jump back to Mawson s experiences on Shakleton s first Antarctic excursion and proceed up to the launch of the AAE While Mawson s story does not quite compare to Shackleton s incredible sto...

  7. says:

    This book conveys the true story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition AAE , led by Australian explorer Douglas Mawson Mawson was a key contributor to the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration however, many people do not carry his name on the tip of the tongue as they do the names of Shackleton, Scott, and Amundsen While the title suggests this is the story of Mawson s miraculous survival in the wake of the death of his two companions while on an exploratory excursion, it is, in fact, a g This book conveys the true story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition AAE , led by Australian explorer Douglas Mawson Mawson was a key contributor to the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration however, many people do not carry his name on the tip of the tongue as they do the names of Shackleton, Scott, and Amundsen While the title suggests this is the story of Mawson s miraculous survival in the wake of ...

  8. says:

    Excellent adventure book What the men endured on this exploration was unbelievable Very good book that I found very interesting.

  9. says:

    It s a toss up for me whether this or the classic Mawson s Will is the better book While Lennard Bickel s book is probably slightlysuspenseful, it is short on detail at times That is not the case here, Roberts doesn t skimp on the detail while still maintaining the suspense of the story In some cases the details increase the awe that Mawson s achievement was, since even particular days consisted of superhuman accomplishments Roberts also has muchabout the psychologically creepy n It s a toss up for me whether this or the classic Mawson s Will is the better book While Lennard Bickel s book is probably slightlysuspenseful, it is short on detail at times That is not the case here, Roberts doesn t skimp on the detail while still maintaining the suspense of the story In some cases the details increase the awe that Mawson s achievement was, since even particular days consisted of superhuman accomplishments Roberts also has muchabout the psychologically creepy nightmare that was wintering over a second year ...

  10. says:

    I read Mawson s The Home Of The Blizzard A True Story Of Antarctic Survival not too long ago, and the story of his lone march over 100 miles, after the deaths of both his companions and all their dogs, with very little food remaining and suffering from a lack of essential gear and a number of physical problems, while in a race to reach the coast before his relief ship sailed on to pick up another team, all the while trying and at times failing to avoid falling down the numerous crevasses in h I read Mawson s The Home Of The Blizzard A True Story Of Antarctic Survival not too long ago, and the story of his lone march over 100 miles, after the deaths of both his companions and all their dogs, with very little food remaining and suffering from a lack of essential gear and a number of physical problems, while in a race to reach the coast before his relief ship sailed on to pick up another team, all the while trying and at times failing to avoid falling down the numerous crevasses in his wayit s an amazing and...

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