Polar Exploration

A beautifully illustrated practical guide to polar exploration in the Arctic and Antarctic with particular emphasis on reaching North and South Poles.

Polar Exploration

Polar Exploration
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With regular coverage in the press and on television, polar exploration seems to be becoming more and more accessible. The number of people travelling to the North or South Pole as ‘tourists’ is rising at a great rate. But it is not something to be done lightly.

Making the most of your time in this life-changing, and sometimes life-threatening, environment requires many months of mental and physical preparation – and a lot of detailed planning. To appreciate the beauty of an Arctic storm or the survival skills of a polar fox, you will need to have everything under control. In this comprehensive handbook, veteran polar explorer and pioneer Dixie Dansercoer tells you all you need to know to select, plan and enjoy the expedition of your lifetime.

  • Describes both the Arctic and the Antarctic terrain, climate and particular challenges.
  • Includes a chapter on understanding and coping with extreme cold.
  • Packed with practical tips on preparation and planning, from keeping expedition sponsors happy to what to pack.
  • Illustrated with vivid first-hand accounts of many expeditions and evocative photographs.

  1. Introduction
  2. Motivations and Limitations
  3. Understanding the Cold
  4. Preparations
  5. What to Take
  6. Out There
  7. In Camp
  8. Problems and Dangers

By Dixie Dansercoer.

Card cover, 22cm x 14cm, 192 pages.

Published 2012.

ISBN: 978-1-85284-665-7.

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