Alone on the Ice by David Roberts (Norton)
The story of 1913’s Australian Antarctic Expedition is gripping. Roberts did a great job putting together this book with the journals and first hand accounts written by members of the expedition. Douglas Mawson’s almost incredible story of survival is a must know for all adventures, but the book is more than just Mawson’s survival story. The entire expedition is retold in great detail. It’s an insight not only to the ways people explored and conquered the unknown lands of Antarctica, but also into how members of the expedition dealt with the strain of being stuck in Antarctica.
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in outdoors, adventure, survival stories, or just good non-fiction reading.