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Book É The Worst Journey in the World Antarctica 1910 1913 Ë 640 pages ↠ Apsley cherry-garrard ↠ The Worst Journey in the World recounts Robert Falcon Scott's ill fated expedition to the South Pole Apsley Cherry Garrard the youngest member of Scott's team and onePses of Scott and his men who had long since perished from starvation and brutal cold It is through Cherry's insightful narrative and keen descriptions that Scott and the other members of the expedition are fully memorialized The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley George Benet Cherry Garrard is his account of the 1910 13 Terra Nova British Antarctic Expedition made when the author was 24 Initially rejected as being unualified because he lacked a needed background in science Cherry Garrard who had read classics studying Latin Greek at Oxford was eventually chosen as an assistant zoologist when he guaranteed a substantial amount £100 the euivalent of 130000 in US currency today to help fund the expedition He had also been recommended by Edward Wilson MD a close associate of the expedition's leader Robert Falcon Scott The tale beginsPolar exploration is at once the cleanest most isolated way of having a bad time which has been devised It is the only form of adventure in which you put on your clothes at Michaelmas Sept 29th keep them on until Christmas save for a layer of natural body grease find them as clean as when they were new It is lonely than London secluded than a monastery the post office comes but once a year Compared to Antarctica the hardships of France Palestine Mesopotamia or WWI trenches were a comparative picnic Until someone can evolve a better standard of endurance I am unable to see how anything can be done to compare with it All in all I do not believe anyone on earth has a worse time than an Emperor PenguinCherry Garrard goes on to point out the many rigors of life on such an expedition among them the interpersonal suabbles called cags inherent with keeping vigorous men of different temperaments in close uarters for an extended period of time working in the midst of blinding blizzards the long days without sun the boring nature of the food when mealtime stands as the highlight of the day rashes infections that seemed to routinely occur and a lingering sense of boredom with only sleep offering a certain numbed pleasure Occasionally a dessert involving tinned peaches with accompanying juice seemed a hint of paradise and an on board gramophone with classical other records brought an extreme sense of comforting nostalgia for civilization Many of the men did read books by Dickens Thackeray Browning Hardy Charlotte Brontë while one of Cherry Garrard's favorite books was Rudyard Kipling's novel Kim A few read the King James Bible or updated a journal while others played chess or backgammon but card games were not in vogue even though there were decks of cards available The author spends considerable time discussing the character of the expedition leader Robert Falcon Scott His commentary on Scott seems at times curiously descriptive painting him as often subject to deep depression hardly the stuff of a legendary British heroEngland knows Scott as a hero; she has little idea of him as a man He was certainly the most dominating character in our not uninteresting community But few who knew him realized how shy reserved the man was; it was partly for this reason that he so often laid himself open to misunderstanding Add to this that he was femininely sensitive to a degree that might be considered a fault it will be clear that leadership to such a man may almost be considered martyrdom the confidence so necessary between leader followers becomes itself difficult Scott was not a very strong man physically temperamentally he was a weak man who might very easily have become an autocrat He had moods depression which might last for weeks However what pulled Scott through was character sheer good grain which ran over under through his weaker self and clamped it together And not withstanding the immense fits of depression which attacked him Scott was the strongest combination of a strong mind in a strong body I have ever known Practically speaking he was a conuest of himself And he will go down in history as the Englishman who conuered the South Pole who died as fine a death as any man has the honour to dieAs most readers are aware the expedition did not achieve all that it had set out to do being bested in reaching the South Pole by Amundsen's Norwegian expedition by a matter of weeks though considerable research was performed Beyond that Scott Dr Edward Wilson Henry Bowers encountering overwhelming blizzards eventually ran out of fuel food en route back to base camp from the South Pole died in their tents Another member of their small South Pole team by the name of Capt Lawrence Oates in the midst of dwindling supplies felt it necessary to help the remaining trio by sacrificing himself for the good of his mates wandering off into a blizzard his last words being I am just going outside may be some time His remains were never found but those of the other three were eventually located in their tent collapsed under the weight of snow found along with their journals very touching letters to loved ones personal effects with Cherry Garrard part of the team that went in search of them as amply detailed in The Worst Journey in the World I very much enjoyed the uality of Cherry Garrard's prose including a comment encapsulating the expeditionOther things being eual the men with the greatest store of nervous energy came through best Having imagination they have a worse time than their phlegmatic companions but they get things done And when worst comes to worst their strength of mind triumphed over their weakness of body If you want a good polar traveler get a man without too much muscle with a good physical tone and let his mind be on wires of steel And if you can't get both sacrifice physiue and bank on willWithout uestion The Worst Journey in the World is one of the memorable adventure tales I've encountered though I much preferred reading Alfred Lansing's account of the Shackleton led Antarctic expedition Endurance Meanwhile the stature of expedition leader Scott has diminished somewhat over time particularly when reckoned with that of Ernest Shackleton But let's permit RF Scott a few last words Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood endurance courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman Instead these rough notes our bodies must tell the talePhoto images within my review #1 the author Apsley Cherry Garrard; #2 Robert Falcon Scott; #3 Scott those who perished with him after reaching the South Pole

The Worst Journey in the World Antarctica 1910 1913Pses of Scott and his men who had long since perished from starvation and brutal cold It is through Cherry's insightful narrative and keen descriptions that Scott and the other members of the expedition are fully memorialized The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley George Benet Cherry Garrard is his account of the 1910 13 Terra Nova British Antarctic Expedition made when the author was 24 Initially rejected as being unualified because he lacked a needed background in science Cherry Garrard who had read classics studying Latin Greek at Oxford was eventually chosen as an assistant zoologist when he guaranteed a substantial amount £100 the euivalent of 130000 in US currency today to help fund the expedition He had also been recommended by Edward Wilson MD a close associate of the expedition's leader Robert Falcon Scott The tale beginsPolar exploration is at once the cleanest most isolated way of having a bad time which has been devised It is the only form of adventure in which you put on your clothes at Michaelmas Sept 29th keep them on until Christmas save for a layer of natural body grease find them as clean as when they were new It is lonely than London secluded than a monastery the post office comes but once a year Compared to Antarctica the hardships of France Palestine Mesopotamia or WWI trenches were a comparative picnic Until someone can evolve a better standard of endurance I am unable to see how anything can be done to compare with it All in all I do not believe anyone on earth has a worse time than an Emperor PenguinCherry Garrard goes on to point out the many rigors of life on such an expedition among them the interpersonal suabbles called cags inherent with keeping vigorous men of different temperaments in close uarters for an extended period of time working in the midst of blinding blizzards the long days without sun the boring nature of the food when mealtime stands as the highlight of the day rashes infections that seemed to routinely occur and a lingering sense of boredom with only sleep offering a certain numbed pleasure Occasionally a dessert involving tinned peaches with accompanying juice seemed a hint of paradise and an on board gramophone with classical other records brought an extreme sense of comforting nostalgia for civilization Many of the men did read books by Dickens Thackeray Browning Hardy Charlotte Brontë while one of Cherry Garrard's favorite books was Rudyard Kipling's novel Kim A few read the King James Bible or updated a journal while others played chess or backgammon but card games were not in vogue even though there were decks of cards available The author spends considerable time discussing the character of the expedition leader Robert Falcon Scott His commentary on Scott seems at times curiously descriptive painting him as often subject to deep depression hardly the stuff of a legendary British heroEngland knows Scott as a hero; she has little idea of him as a man He was certainly the most dominating character in our not uninteresting community But few who knew him realized how shy reserved the man was; it was partly for this reason that he so often laid himself open to misunderstanding Add to this that he was femininely sensitive to a degree that might be considered a fault it will be clear that leadership to such a man may almost be considered martyrdom the confidence so necessary between leader followers becomes itself difficult Scott was not a very strong man physically temperamentally he was a weak man who might very easily have become an autocrat He had moods depression which might last for weeks However what pulled Scott through was character sheer good grain which ran over under through his weaker self and clamped it together And not withstanding the immense fits of depression which attacked him Scott was the strongest combination of a strong mind in a strong body I have ever known Practically speaking he was a conuest of himself And he will go down in history as the Englishman who conuered the South Pole who died as fine a death as any man has the honour to dieAs most readers are aware the expedition did not achieve all that it had set out to do being bested in reaching the South Pole by Amundsen's Norwegian expedition by a matter of weeks though considerable research was performed Beyond that Scott Dr Edward Wilson Henry Bowers encountering overwhelming blizzards eventually ran out of fuel food en route back to base camp from the South Pole died in their tents Another member of their small South Pole team by the name of Capt Lawrence Oates in the midst of dwindling supplies felt it necessary to help the remaining trio by sacrificing himself for the good of his mates wandering off into a blizzard his last words being I am just going outside may be some time His remains were never found but those of the other three were eventually located in their tent collapsed under the weight of snow found along with their journals very touching letters to loved ones personal effects with Cherry Garrard part of the team that went in search of them as amply detailed in The Worst Journey in the World I very much enjoyed the uality of Cherry Garrard's prose including a comment encapsulating the expeditionOther things being eual the men with the greatest store of nervous energy came through best Having imagination they have a worse time than their phlegmatic companions but they get things done And when worst comes to worst their strength of mind triumphed over their weakness of body If you want a good polar traveler get a man without too much muscle with a good physical tone and let his mind be on wires of steel And if you can't get both sacrifice physiue and bank on willWithout uestion The Worst Journey in the World is one of the memorable adventure tales I've encountered though I much preferred reading Alfred Lansing's account of the Shackleton led Antarctic expedition Endurance Meanwhile the stature of expedition leader Scott has diminished somewhat over time particularly when reckoned with that of Ernest Shackleton But let's permit RF Scott a few last words Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood endurance courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman Instead these rough notes our bodies must tell the talePhoto images within my review #1 the author Apsley Cherry Garrard; #2 Robert Falcon Scott; #3 Scott those who perished with him after reaching the South Pole

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The Worst Journey in the World Antarctica 1910 1913 â The Worst Journey in the World recounts Robert Falcon Scott's ill fated expedition to the South Pole Apsley Cherry Garrard the youngest member of Scott's team and one of three men to make and survive the notorious Winter Jour Written by one of Scott's men on his last fatal expedition to the South Pole Worst Journey was written by one of the youngest men on his team and one of the most stouthearted Cherry Garrard went on the Winter Journey trip during the expedition to collect bird eggs His story would have been horrific enough without the tragic end of Scott and several of his best and true friends later on Cherry Garrard was one of the team members who eventually found his leader and the others dead Favorite uotes from the book It is really not desirable for men who do not believe that knowledge is of value for its own sake to take up this kind of lifeAlso Yes comfortable warm reader Men do not fear death they fear the pain of dyingIt brought me to tears when he was talking about his friends who died especially Wilson and Bowers No wonder that National Geographic has it at the top number one of their 100 greatest adventure books of all time Mobi ç The Worst Journey in the World Antarctica 1910 1913 ¸ Apsley Cherry-Garrard

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Apsley Cherry-Garrard ¸ The Worst Journey in the World Antarctica 1910 1913 Reader Ney draws on his firsthand experiences as well as the diaries of his compatriots to create a stirring and detailed account of Scott's legendary expedition Cherry himself would be among the search party that discovered the cor Free download available at Project Gutenberg From BBC Radio 4 Classical SerialApsley Cherry Garrard's gripping account of his experiences as the youngest member of Captain Scott's polar expedition team adapted by Stef Penney12 In the austerely beautiful ices capes of Antarctica things go disastrously wrong22 After two months of hard marching Scott must tell four of the surviving twelve men that they must turn backApsley Cherry Garrard Matt GreenCaptain Robert Falcon Scott John McAndrewDr Atkinson Carl PrekoppCaptain Oates Mark MeadowsLieutenant Bowers Peter CallaghanCharles Wright Simon Lee PhillipsDr Edward Wilson Richard MitchleyPO Tom Crean Jack ReynoldsTaff Evans Huw DaviesSpecially composed music by Will Gregory of Goldfrapp orchestrated by Ian Gardiner and performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Grant LlewellynDirected by Kate McAllhttpwwwbbccoukprogrammesb00djvtl