Call of the White
Taking the World to the South Pole : Eight Women, One Unique ExpeditionBook - 2011
Felicity Aston challenged women in many countries, asking if they could ski to the South Pole, as she set out to create the most international all-female expedition ever to the Pole. The team would not be experienced explorers but "ordinary" women who want to inspire others to follow their dreams. She received more than 800 applications and led a team from places as diverse as Jamaica, India, Singapore, and Cyprus --some of whom had never even seen snow or spent the night in a tent before joining the expedition --on one of the toughest journeys on the planet. Eighty-mile-an-hour winds ripped through base camp, frostbite and injuries were an everyday occurrence, and deadly crevasses cracked beneath their feet. This is their story of newfound strength, persistence, and friendships.
Publisher: Chichester, England : Summersdale, c2011
Description: 317 p.,  p. of plates : col. ill. ; 20 cm
Branch Call Number: 919.89 Ast