Alone on the Ice

Alone on the Ice

The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

By David Roberts

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393240160, 368pp.

Publication Date: January 2013

Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, Which one are you? This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. It is illustrated by a trove of Frank Hurley's famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States.

About the Author
David Roberts is the winner of the Prix M diterran and the grand prize at the Banff Mountain Book Festival. He is the author of "The Mountain of My Fear" and "Deborah". He lives in Massachusetts.