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edited January 2 in Antarctica

My wife saw this in today's Writer's Almanac. I just had to share:

It's the birthday of Antarctic explorer and author Apsley Cherry-Garrard (books by this author), born in Bedford, England (1886). He's the author of the Antarctic travelogue The Worst Journey in the World (1922). His book is about a search for the eggs of the emperor penguin in 1912. He and his two companions traveled in near total darkness and temperatures that reached negative 77.5 degrees Fahrenheit. He wrote, "Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time which has been devised."

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Comments

  • Thanks Alan, I just ordered the book. He was one of Scott’s companions it says. I love the story of Scott of the Antarctic. We saw a wonderful exhibition some years ago, I think it was at the National Geographic Museum, in DC His son Peter used to do naturalist shows on the TV when I was a child. Kinda like Attenborough. My husband will enjoy this book too.

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