Recommended Books


We recommend the following books on Antarctica:


Ernest Shackleton and his crew of 28 adventurers sailed their ship "Endurance" to Antarctica in an attempt to reach the South Pole. The ship became trapped in ice and they became stranded in the ice for 16 months.  


You must read this adventure about the most incredible story of human survival ever experienced.

This is the story about the Antarctica Marathon and Half-Marathon which started in 1995. John Hanc, a writer for RW, ran in 2005 and captures the thrills and spills about "Running's Greatest Adventure".




Cherry-Garrard's The Worst Journey in the World is a gripping account of an expedition gone disastrously wrong. The youngest member of Scott's team, the author was later part of the rescue party that eventually found the frozen bodies of Scott and three men who had accompanied Scott on the final push to the Pole. These deaths would haunt Cherry-Garrard for the rest of his life as he questioned the decisions he had made in the days leading up to the Polar Party's demise.


This is the story of Antarctica, the last great wilderness on earth. Isolated by ice, wind and the wild seas of the Southern Ocean, it is the world's most pristine environment, a region of spectacular natural beauty that is home, despite extreme weather conditions, to an astonishing diversity of wildlife. Written by polar experts David McGonigal and Dr. Lynn Woodworth and packed with maps and photographs, both authors have been part of the expedition staff for the marathon on more than one occasion.

This is the essential guide to the birds and mammals that inhabit Antarctica during parts of the year. 


 Learn to identify the various species of penguins, seals, whales and birds in this wildlife wonderland.



We recommend the following books about running adventures: