Mind over Matter by Ranulph Fiennes
The Epic Crossing of the Antarctic Continent

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An noted adventurer describes his ninety-seven-day, two-man, unsupported journey across the icy wilderness of Antarctica, offering a vivid narrative of the physical and mental challenges of the epic journey. Tour.
 

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Douglas Mawson died in 1958 and was given a state funeral in Australia, where he was a national hero. Ranulph Fiennes was the first person to cross Antarctica on foot. He is the author of many books including "Mind Over Matter: The Epic Crossing of the Antarctic Continent," He lives in England.
 
Published May 1, 1994 by Delacorte Press. 322 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math, History, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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Here he recounts, in his rather swaggerish, old-boy style, his tramp with Mike Stroud (see Mike Stroud, Shadows on the Wasteland, below) across the southernmost continent, dragging all they would need behind them in sleds (a mere 500 pounds when full) for 1,350 miles.

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Not content with his record-setting exploits of polar travel--including the first Pole to Pole circumnavigation (1979-1982)--Fiennes set out from Chile in November 1992 to make an unsupported crossing of Antarctica.

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