Why do explorers put themselves in dangerous situations? And, once the worst possible situation occurs, how do they find the resources to survive?
In answering these questions, Benedict Allen weaves a series of tales from his own experience as well as that of other explorers including Columbus, Cortez, Scott, Shackleton, Stanley, Livingstone and their modern counterparts: Joe Simpson and Ranulf Fiennes.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 21/06/2007
- Category: Geographical discovery & exploration
- ISBN: 9780571223954