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A handbook about the mental and physical preparation and detailed planning required for a successful trip to the North or South Pole. In this guide- veteran explorer and polar pioneer Dixie Dansercoer outlines the particular considerations and requirements for all kinds of polar expedition: short self-guided trips- guided Last Degree expeditions and long-haul expeditions- self-financed or sponsored- to the Arctic or the Antarctic. Illustrated with first-hand accounts of hazardous crossings- tricky decision points and encounters with polar bears- as well as evocative expedition photography- sections cover motivation and limitations- understanding the cold- preparations- what to take- travel during the day and camp organisation at night- as well as hazards from polar bears to exploding stoves and whiteout to frostbite. For newcomers in need of guidance- it will help them begin their mental and physical preparation for surviving in such extreme environments. For returning explorers- there is plenty of information on equipment- techniques and experiences to compare and contrast. Also includes a glossary of polar terms and a recommended daily polar regime.... Please click here to ask a question
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