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Mind Over Matter


  • Author:
    Fiennes, Ranulph
  • Publisher:
    Sinclair-Stevenson, London, 1993
  • ISBN:
    1856193756
  • Catalog ID:
    1305402
  • Our ref:
    1305402

The Epic Crossing Of The Antarctic Continent. Signed, first edition First edition, 1993. Signed by the author with a dedication and date to title page. Hardback. 326pp. Blue clth boards with silver lettering to spine. Dust jacket. On 9th November 1992 Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Dr Michael Stroud set out from the Filcher Ice Shelf to attempt the first unassisted crossing of the Antarctic continent. It was to be a journey of epic proportions, and that one that was to capture the imagination of the entire world. Equipment failure and injury dogged them. they suffered gangrene and suppurating pressure sores, and hypothermia very nearly claimed their lives long before they reached the South Pole. Friendship between them turned first to tension and frustration, and then to mutual hatred. Yet, through all of this their will to succeed endured and when they were finally airlifted out, "more dead than alive", they had completed by far the longest unsupported journey in Polar history. Illustrated with colour photographs and black & white maps and diagrams. Book condition very good. Minor wear to boards. Faint tanning to paper. Some slight spotting to upper edge of text block. Dust jacket in very good condition. Unclipped. Light edge wear. Jacket in a protective sleeve.
  • Our price: £20.00

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