Title The Great Polar Journey In the Footsteps of Nansen
Book Condition Near fine
Jacket Condition Near fine
Publisher Ousland 2009
Seller ID 20900
Signed and inscribed "polar greetings" by author on title page to explorer and Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard. First English language edition. Quarto (27.5 cm), pp. 195. Pictorial boards with matching jacket, photo collage on endpapers. Jacket and boards with slight edgewear. Profusely illustrated with color photos and illustrations.Inspired by the story of the shipwrecked and icebound Jeannette, explorers Fridtjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen set off in 1895 across Franz Joseph Land in a failed attempt to reach the North Pole. In 2007, the author and his crew became the first expedition to replicate that journey. Dust jacket present. First Edition.