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The Sea and the Snow: How We Reached and Climbed a Volcano at the Ends of the Earth
Author: Philip Temple
ISBN: 9781907206375

HEARD ISLAND, an improbably remote speck in the far Southern Ocean, lies four thousand kilometres to the south-west of Australia-with Antarctica its nearest continent. By 1964 it had been the object of a number of expeditions, but none reaching the summit of its 9000-foot volcanic peak 'Big Ben'. In that year Warwick Deacock resolved to rectify this omission, and assembled a party of nine with impressive credentials embracing mountaineering, exploration, science and medicine, plus his own organisation and leadership skills as a former Major in the British Army.But first they had to get there.

2016 Paperback 232 pages
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