Englishmen Ranulph Fiennes and Mike Stroud together made four failed attempts on the North Pole.
Englishmen Ranulph Fiennes and Mike Stroud together made four failed attempts on the North Pole. There had already been an unsupported trip to the South Pole. I suddenly spotted a blueish shadow some forty feet ahead. Fiennes threw himself to one side. Stroud, used to seeing his companion fall, started to go around.
Shadows on the Wasteland book. Ninety-five days earlier they h When Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Dr. Mike Stroud ended their journey on foot across Antarctica in February of 1993, they were frostbitten and close to starvation. They had made the first coast-to-coast crossing of the continent, unsupported by men, animals or machines, and were too weak to continue over the floating Ross ice-shelf to open water.
Shadows on the Wasteland: Crossing Antarctica with Ranulph Fiennes.
Stroud is drawn to extreme environments, lands so awesome and treacherous and relentless in their cruelty, they .
Stroud is drawn to extreme environments, lands so awesome and treacherous and relentless in their cruelty, they make the hair stand up on your neck. The North Pole qualifies as such a place, and Stroud, with his companion, the respected explorer Ranulph Fiennes (see Ranulph Fiennes, Mind Over Matter, above), had made three hellacious - not to mention unsuccessful - forays into those parts. Then the South Pole beckoned. Why not a slog across the breadth of the continent with his friend Ran, he thought, pulling all he needed behind him in a sled?
Englishmen Ranulph Fiennes and Mike Stroud together made four failed attempts on the North Pole. Indeed, as they were making their crossing, the Scandinavian explorer Erling Kagge - who claimed the first unsupported trip to the North Pole, disputed by his rivals Stroud and Fiennes - was making the first solo unsupported trip to the South Pole. The crossing of the Antarctic continent, however impractical,.
Prof Michael Adrian Stroud, OBE, FRCP (born 17 April 1955) is an expert on human health under extreme conditions. Stroud was educated at Trinity School of John Whitgift in the London Borough of Croydon. He obtained a degree (intercalated BSc) from University College London in anthropology and genetics in 1976, before qualifying as a medical doctor from St George's Hospital Medical School, London in 1979.
Shadows on the Wasteland. Crossing Antarctica with Ranulph Fiennes. BREAKFAST, a small mug of porridge, was meagre by any standards. Published February 1, 1996 by Overlook TP. Written in English. Penguin Books, 1994 - Antarctica - 223 pages. Quite bitchy in places, which makes a change from the Heroic Age when anything for public consumption was rosy. SHADOWS ON THE WASTELAND: Crossing Antarctica with Ranulph Fiennes. Shadows on the Wasteland Mike Stroud Snippet view - 1993.
Wasn't Horn's trip last year the first unsupported crossing of Antarctica? It may depend on the specific . It was documented in two books, "Mind Over Matter" by Finnes and "Shadows on the the Wasteland" by Stroud.
Wasn't Horn's trip last year the first unsupported crossing of Antarctica? It may depend on the specific definitions ("unsupported" vs "solo unsupported"), but the first unsupported crossing I'm aware of was that by Ranulph Fiennes and Mike Stroud in the Antarctic summer of 1992/1993. Both were very entertaining and interesting reads.
Author: Mike Stroud
Subcategory: Polar Regions
Publisher: Overlook Books; Reprint edition (June 1, 1994)
Pages: 192 pages
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