• Alone on the Ice: the Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

    Alone on the Ice: the Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
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    ISBN: 9780393240160
    Title: Alone on the Ice: the Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
    Author: ROBERTS DAVID

    On 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. Mawson 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 detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizable, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, "Which one are you?"

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