Pole To Pole

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780297863588

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 27th May 2010

Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Travel & Holiday / Travel Writing

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No.1 bestseller Michael Palin’s epic journey from the North Pole to the South Pole.

‘The cracked and fissured ice-pack offers no comfortable reassurance – no glimmer of any reward to the traveller who has made his way to the top of the world. The Arctic Ocean, known to the Victorians as the Sea of Ancient Ice, stares balefully back as we descend towards it, reflecting nothing but the question: Why?’

Michael Palin’s adventure begins when he is enrolled in the Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society…

Travelling by train, truck, raft, Ski-Doo, barge, balloon and bicycle, Michael Palin experiences every extreme the world has to offer. Braving the cold grip of the Arctic Circle, and the swirling snowstorms of Spitsbergen, Palin has to cope with friendly locals, occasional gunfire and his own unruly digestive system before he can finally stand in Scott’s shoes at the South Pole, in the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Reviews

A glorious travel book. There's never a dull moment, either, in the stunning photography or the entertaining travel notes
Daily Mail
Palin is the Python we all want to go abroad with
Observer
Brisk, fresh and makes you want to go where he has gone
Daily Telegraph
Coupled with his eye for detail, he has the diarist's willingness to try anything and to laugh at himself ... travel-writing of unpretentious charm and enjoyable originality
Independent