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Antarctica: Both Heaven and Hell


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By Reinhold Messner,  Translated by Jill Neate

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Published by The Crowood Press, Wiltshire, 1991, 1st UK Edition, D/w (slight nicks and a little grubby), V.G..  Reinhold Messner’s account of the 2,800 kilometre, 92 day, crossing of Antarctica which he and Arved Fuchs successfully completed on skis between November 1989 and February 1990. They completed what was known in the time of Shackleton as “the last possible land journey on earth” and, despite temperatures of minus 40 degrees Celsius and blizzards with winds up to 150 kilometres per hour, they crossed the Thiel Mountains to the South Pole and on to McMurdo Sound on the Ross Sea. A remarkable story of hardship, courage, and determination, on yet another incredible adventure in Messner’s life. 

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