By Aaron Linsdau
Feelings run excessive during this real polar experience. It's a narrative of triumph, harrowing probability, and outright experience. In 2012, Aaron Linsdau left his complete lifestyles in the back of.
Gone was once the engineering profession. He advised his relatives and female friend that he desired to pursue a dream to do anything no different American had ever entire. He desired to be the 1st to ski from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and again with out relief or help. on my own.
The trip to the South Pole covers over seven-hundred miles during the such a lot forbidding frozen terrain in the world. The temperature is often less than 0 and gale strength winds mostly roar around the ice. The polar plateau is with out existence. There aren't any crops, animals, or bugs. Antarctica presents no preserve, no security, and is unforgiving of any mistake.
But sooner than the day trip was once to begin, there has been a lot to do. Linsdau trekked a hundred miles around the Greenland tundra. He skied throughout Yellowstone within the iciness, tenting in -45 measure temperatures. Towing tires up mountains and consuming 4000 energy an afternoon was once education for Antarctica.
Previous expeditions have misplaced tents, helplessly observing them blow over the horizon. Many explorers have hand over or been rescued. What begun as a courageous experience into the unknown become a conflict for survival.
Linsdau takes the reader to Antarctica. They event excellent storms, snowboarding blind via whiteouts, crossing invisible crevasses, and skirting catastrophe. The publication exhibits what occurred each day of the day trip.
The air is chilly adequate to freeze water in seconds and reason frostbite in mins. merely outer house is much less hospitable. pushed by means of ardour, he sacrifices approximately every little thing to make his dream come real. this can be a tale approximately own discovery, trying out the boundaries of human persistence, overall commitment to attaining a target, and not giving up even if either physique and gear fail.
There have been many surprises in the course of Aaron Linsdau's day trip to the South Pole...
Linsdau speaks approximately this awesome adventure to audiences world-wide.
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