Who Is Average?
The conditions in Antarctica are unlike any you'll find elsewhere on the earth. When the average austral winter temperature in the Weddell Sea is about -32° C; and that at South Pole Station is about Russian base known as Vostok, is -128.6° C, then you know you'll need warm clothing.
Much of the designing of ECW (Extreme Cold Weather gear) has been done at the US Army's Natick Research Laboratory in Natick, Massachusetts.
The South Pole by Roald Amundsen A gripping account of Amundsen's race with Robert L. Scott to the South Pole
Alone by Richard Byrd An account by Admiral Byrd of his solitary 4-month stay on the Ross Ice Shelf.
Mawson's Will by Lennard Bickel First hand account of Mawsons aventure.
The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard First hand account of Scott's fatal expedition in his race against Amundsen to the pole.
Endurance by Alfred Lansing An account of Shackleton's ship the ENDURANCE getting trapped in the ice and the step by step trek by Shackleton and ALL his men back to civilization. Not a soul was lost during the nearly 2 year adventure.
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