The Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Epic Journey That Fulfilled Shackleton's Dream

Author(s): George Lowe


The first crossing of Antarctica in 1957/58 by the Trans-Antarctic Expedition, led by Sir Vivian 'Bunny' Fuchs, was one of the twentieth century's great triumphs of exploration. Sir Ernest Shackleton famously attempted to cross the great white continent during his ill-fated Endurance voyage, and now, one hundred years after he set out, this beautifully illustrated volume celebrates the men who succeeded where he had failed 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 Fuchs family collection, 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.


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General Fields

  • : 9780500252024
  • : Thames & Hudson
  • : Thames & Hudson
  • : July 2014
  • : 279mm X 229mm X 28mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : George Lowe
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 919.8900222
  • : 240
  • : 154 illustrations, 60 in colour