By George Lowe & Huw Lewis-Jones, Introduction by Sir Ranulph Fiennes
The first ever crossing of Antarctica in 1957/58 by the Trans-Antarctic Expedition, led by Vivian ‘Bunny’ Fuchs, was one of the 20th Century’s great triumphs of exploration.
Ernest Shackleton had previously attempted to cross the Antarctic continent in his ill-fated Endurance Expedition. This beautifully illustrated volume celebrates the men who succeeded – and rewrote the history books.
With exclusive access to the spectacular images and private archives of key member George Lowe, photographer and Everest veteran, and items from the family collection of Vivian Fuchs, there has never been a book on Antarctica quite like this. An outstanding team of explorers and polar experts also provide their reflections and tributes, contributing to a remarkable visual and personal testimony of this historic event.