• Title English : Antarctica, the dream of a lifetime
• Author : Mike Horn (Author), Henri Haget (With the contribution of)
• Pages : 286 Sheet
• Publisher : XO (24 mai 2018)
• Collection : DOC RECIT ESSAI
• ASIN : B07D15SY18
• Size of the file : 10105 KB
• Format Kindle : DOCx, PDF, eBook and Epub
• Price : €
• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 8/10
♦ Description : “”Crossing Antarctica was my childhood dream. I decided to face this white immensity by taking a route never explored, the longest one can envisage: 5 100km of an almost rectilinear trace, with, in front of me, the solitude, the fields of crevasses, snowstorms, freezing temperatures.
This crossing will oblige me, I know it, to beat speed records so as not to be swallowed up by the winter. I’m predicted hell, a race against death. After three weeks of boat to reach the continent in the middle of the icebergs, I firmly plant my sticks in the ice, my skis parallel, a sleigh of 256kg attached to the shoulders.
For a moment, my heart is tightening. Like a wave beginning to the soul. Then I think of Cathy, my wife, who, before joining the stars, had whispered, “Live for me, Mike, live for both of us. I will not look back. I will look in front. Armed with my only ski-kite and my calves, I am far from imagining the event that awaits me. ”
On February 7, 2017, at 10:50 pm Mike Horn, alone and unassisted, completed his Antarctic crossing. 5 100km in 57 days in extreme conditions that pushed him to the end of his resistance.
An incredible fight against the elements that makes this 51-year-old adventurer the greatest explorer of modern times.