The Home of the Blizzard


This is the true story of Antarctic survival and a gripping yarn it is too. Once again, Birlinn has published a title that might have been lost for all time. This is a very affordable single volume of the original two volume book copyrighted 1988 by the Estate of Sir Douglas Mawson, with a foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The book recounts the pioneering deeds, great courage, heart-stopping rescues and heroic endurance during the yeara Mawson spent in Antarctica, centred around his epic sledge journey of 1912-13. There are four sets of outstanding black and white photographs, taken on the expedition by Frank Hurley who was later to achieve fame on Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition

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