Alone On The Ice, David Roberts
David’s been a climber for a long time.
I’ve probably read 80% of his books. If I could only write and climb like he does… oh the places I would go. This story on Douglas Mawson, leader of a Austrailian Antarctica expedition in the early 1900s was fucking inspirational. I’d heard and read about Mawson before, but never in this much detail. That man was a true explorer, a bad ass, who ignored pain on so many different levels I couldn’t imagine. Was pumped up after reading it. Made me long to go out there, put myself in an unexplored region, and embrace the suck.