The White DarknessBook - 2018
Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the nineteenth-century polar explorer, who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole, and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot. Shackleton never completed his journeys, but he repeatedly rescued his men from certain death, and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in history. Worsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions. He was related to one of Shackleton's men, Frank Worsley, and spent a fortune collecting artifacts from their epic treks across the continent. In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton's crew, battling the freezing, desolate landscape, life-threatening physical exhaustion, and hidden crevasses. Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back. On November 13, 2015, at age 55, Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone. Illustrated with more than fifty stunning photographs from Worsley's and Shackleton's journeys, The White Darkness is a spellbinding story of courage, love, and a man pushing himself to the extremes of human capacity.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 919.8904 WORSL GRANN
Characteristics: 146 pages